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Archive for January 16th, 2010

Further update on the reported attack on Google, as it turns out, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer may have been to blame.  Please, if any of you are still using Internet Explorer, it is time to switch to a better browser now.  Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

The German government has warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security.The warning from the Federal Office for Information Security comes after Microsoft admitted IE was the weak link in recent attacks on Google’s systems.Microsoft says the security hole can be shut by setting the browser’s security zone to “high”, although this limits functionality and blocks many websites.However, German authorities say that even this would not make IE fully safe.Speaking to BBC News, Graham Cluley of anti-virus firm Sophos said the warning applied to versions 6, 7 and 8 of the browser.

via BBC News – German government warns against using MS Explorer.

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