France, Germany Warn Against Use of IE6

Kara Reeder

France and Germany are warning against the use of Internet Explorer 6 following attacks against Google and 33 other organizations, according to InformationWeek.


As we reported last week, a critical and unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer was used in the attack. ZDNet reports that Microsoft may be preparing an emergency patch for Internet Explorer.


In the meantime, German and French security officials are recommending that users switch to an alternative browser until a patch is available, reports The Wall Street Journal. Microsoft disagrees with this advice and is imploring customers to immediately upgrade to IE8, which it claims is not vulnerable to the exploit.

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