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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RE: Funny... Very funny...
by Doc Pain on Mon 18th Jan 2010 20:41 UTC in reply to "Funny... Very funny..."
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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Furthermore, not using insecure and outdated PC software products will make it very hard for the upcoming "Bundestrojaner" (translated: "Federal Trojan") to become available on all PCs in the FRG so the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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