Europeans ditch Internet Explorer over security fears

by admin January 18, 2010 at 6:16 pm

The French and German governments have urged their citizens to consider safer alternatives to Microsoft’s popular Internet Explorer browser.

According to the BBC, the French cyber agency known as Certa recently cautioned against using all versions of the browser. Germany also issued a separate warning after lines of malicious code used to attack Google were leaked online.

However, Microsoft spokesperson Cliff Evans told the BBC that IE8 was the “most secure browser on the market.”

Indeed, Evans emphasized Microsoft has thus far only identified malicious code that targeted the older iterations of the browser, such as IE6.

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  1. Not only France and Germany will hate internet explorer but most other countries because of this problem.

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