Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Jan 2010 23:43 UTC, submitted by aaronb
Internet 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 rejected the warning, saying that the risk to users was low and that the browsers' increased security setting would prevent any serious risk.
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Funny... Very funny...
by dulac on Mon 18th Jan 2010 02:05 UTC
dulac
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2006-12-27

Naturally the German Government, and others, suddenly realized what we all know for years.

The funny part is Microsoft "rejected the warning" that is directed to all public offices, in the fastest way to reach them.

It would be even funnier to see Microsoft to sue the German government for disclosing an internal note in a public way and thus creating an image loss to Microsoft (accountable) even if under conditions created by Microsoft".

Isn't that the basis of many (heavy contenders) "law" suits?
We also know the answer is both yes, no and maybe.
But is nonetheless funny how the even Governments notes are rejected just because they WILL be listened by the average user.

Delicious!

Edited 2010-01-18 02:09 UTC

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RE: Funny... Very funny...
by mithnae on Mon 18th Jan 2010 10:39 in reply to "Funny... Very funny..."
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2006-03-29

I wonder, whether Microsoft if seriously considering exiting German market altogether, due to the unprecedented government interference with their business...

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RE[2]: Funny... Very funny...
by lemur2 on Mon 18th Jan 2010 10:41 in reply to "RE: Funny... Very funny..."
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2007-02-17

I wonder, whether Microsoft if seriously considering exiting German market altogether, due to the unprecedented government interference with their business...


Why would Microsoft do Germany such a big favour?

Edited 2010-01-18 10:41 UTC

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RE: Funny... Very funny...
by Ford Prefect on Mon 18th Jan 2010 11:21 in reply to "Funny... Very funny..."
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2006-01-16

It is not the first time that BSI ("german government") recommends not to use Internet Explorer.

They did it several times before.

The new thing is that now IE 7 and 8 are out and they are still insecure.

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RE: Funny... Very funny...
by Doc Pain on Mon 18th Jan 2010 20:41 in reply to "Funny... Very funny..."
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2006-10-08

Naturally the German Government, and others, suddenly realized what we all know for years.


No. Governments don't realize things. They don't realize anything. That's not their nature. :-)

Furthermore, not using insecure and outdated PC software products will make it very hard for the upcoming "Bundestrojaner" (translated: "Federal Trojan") to become available on all PCs in the FRG so the government can easily spy on the people. :-)

The funny part is Microsoft "rejected the warning" that is directed to all public offices, in the fastest way to reach them.


This is just a friendly advice. Just imagine if all the administrative offices on federal, state, community and municipal level would stop using "Internet Explorer". All their fine and expensively taylored applications would stop working! :-)

But is nonetheless funny how the even Governments notes are rejected just because they WILL be listened by the average user.


Listen: Yes. Believe: No. :-)

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