18th January 2010, 13:10 #1
After Germany, France warns against using Internet Explorer
Earlier The Federal Office for Information (BSI) Security told Germans to avoid use of all versions of Explorer after a security hole led to attacks against Google and others by hackers in China.
Now we have France following suit!
The French government issued an advisory to computer users, recommending that they switch to a different web browser, such as Firefox or Google Chrome. It follows a similar move by the German government, after it was discovered that Internet Explorer contained a serious security flaw that could be exploited by hackers and cybercriminals.
18th January 2010, 17:53 #2
Run IE in the sandbox, then you are safe. Safe surfing with Sandboxie - very, very easy
And if you download anything, have it checked by an on-line file checker before you put it on your system: VirusTotal - Free Online Virus and Malware Scan
18th January 2010, 18:36 #3
Big paranoid governments!
19th January 2010, 08:15 #4
Do these attacks mean you should stop using Internet Explorer? Simply put, no!
Neowin.net - Should you stop using Internet Explorer?
19th January 2010, 20:31 #5
There's lots of information provided by Microsoft on this issue, but primarily note that there will be an out-of-band update for IE, with details to be issued tomorrow.
The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) : Security Advisory 979352 – Going out of Band
20th January 2010, 10:27 #6
It seems that even the govt of Australia has also joined this war against!
20th January 2010, 12:13 #7
As IE occupy more than 60% of the market shares & the balance by other browsers, further MS also admitted that Google" attack by China hackers through IE security hole (actually it's political issue more than computer tech).....so I think lots of Government will warn their Netizen...
It's pity that IE again defame...