Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 17:03 UTC
Internet Explorer France has echoed calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer to protect security. Certa, a government agency that oversees cyber threats, warned against using all versions of the web browser.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by nt_jerkface on Mon 18th Jan 2010 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

But it's a far more serious bug due to the prevalence of windows and ie.


No the problem the prevalence of IE6.

http://blogs.technet.com/srd/archive/2010/01/15/assessing-risk-of-i...



Do you really think google would have been using IE if they had any choice? They make their own browser which is a lot better, there has to be some proprietary apps locking them to ie.


So why can't they just use IE6 for those apps? I was just helping someone the other day secure an office network and I would have flipped out if I found out they were surfing the internet with IE6.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by Barnabyh on Tue 19th Jan 2010 14:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
Barnabyh Member since:
2006-02-06

If you're that sort of hacker you're in luck in the UK, all the councils I've worked for here in the last 7 years are using the Win XP/IE6 combo for their apps for Housing and Social Services, and no end in sight. Their excuse is they have hardware firewalls in place.
Some only upgraded a few years ago from Win95.
There are a few open-source solutions at the back end but the desktops and email are all MS.

It's IT heaven ;)

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