Monday, January 18, 2010

Two European governments warn against use of Internet Explorer

European governments warn against Internet Explorer - Network World
The French government has become the second in days to warn its citizens to steer clear of Internet all versions of Explorer (IE) until a serious security flaw is fixed in the browser.

At the weekend, The German Federal Office for Information (BSI) Security warned users against using versions 6, 7 and 8 of the browser until Microsoft patched the vulnerability referred to Microsoft in advisory 979352, the remote execution security hole believed to be connected to recent high-profile attacks on Google servers which saw the search giant threaten to quit China.
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Now the French Centre d'Expertise Gouvernemental de RĂ©ponse et de Traitement des Attaques informatique has issued its own terse warning to the same effect.

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