German Government: Don’t use Internet Explorer

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The German government has advised computer users not to run Internet Explorer and run an alternative browser instead, because of a critical zero-day security flaw.

The advice, which came in the form of an official statement from the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (known as the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik or BSI) says that the as yet unpatched vulnerability is likely to be the same one blamed for the “Operation Aurora” hacker attacks on Google and…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.