German government warns against using MS Explorer

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. seeGermany Says Don’t Use Explorer Until Microsoft Patches Flaw [Bloomberg]
The German government recommended people avoid using Internet Explorer until Microsoft Corp. provides a patch to fix a “critical” security flaw that allowed a cyber attack against Google Inc.The Bonn, Germany-based Federal Office for Information Security said attacks by hackers “cannot be fully prevented” even if users run the browser in “safety mode,” according to a statement posted late yesterday on the office’s Web site.

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