German government says we should not use MS Internet Explorer
Spokesman for MicrosoftWe are working on an update on this issue and this may well involve an out of cycle security update
A German government department have released a statment warning computer users in Germany that they should not use Microsofts Internet Explorer [IE] browser.
The Federal Office for Information Security have went as far as suggesting that users find a alternative browser to IE to protect their security.
It comes only days after Microsoft themselves admitted that IE was the browser that was used in recent attacks on Google and that was made possible because of a security problem.
The German government has warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security.
The warning from the Federal Office for Information Security comes after Microsoft admitted IE was the weak link in recent attacks on Google's systems.
Microsoft rejected the warning, saying that the risk to users was low and that the browsers' increased security setting would prevent any serious risk.
However, German authorities say that even this would not make IE fully safe.