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

No the problem the prevalence of IE6.

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"
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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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