Germany and France suggest saying no to Internet Explorer

09:19, January 20, 2010      

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According to Xinhua News Agency, a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer has caused heated debate in Europe. Information security regulatory authorities in Germany and France have urged users to switch to an alternative server. Internet experts say the flaw could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords.

BBC reported on January 18, 2009 that due to a loophole in Internet Explorer a PC could become infected with a "Trojan horse", allowing a hacker to take control of the computer and potentially steal sensitive information.

Germany's Federal Office for Information Security recommended that users switch to an alternative such as Firefox or Google's Chrome.

China's National Computer Network Intrusion Protection Center also mentioned in its weekly report that users need to pay attention to the flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. One flaw could affect three versions, namely IE6.0, 7.0 and 8.0.

By People's Daily Online
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