News, Vulnerability

German government discourages Internet Explorer browser use due to bug

Remember how a temporary Internet Explorer bug fix was pushed to the masses yesterday by Microsoft? Well, knowing German efficiency, it is most likely that the government does not want to take any chances with computers in the country getting compromised, hence the German government has issued word to the public to stop using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser temporarily, at least until the bug is fixed so that PCs will no longer be vulnerable to hacker attacks, at least from that perspective.

According to the German government’s Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI in short, they are aware of targeted attacks and all it takes is the simple act of luring Web surfers to a website where hackers had previously planted malicious software which are able to exploit the bug. A statement was recorded, where “a fast spreading of the code has to be feared.” Are you still rocking to Internet Explorer?


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