Gulp. At the end of last week, along with thousands of other Brits, I received an email from the UK Government telling me that they had responded to a petition I had signed urging the Prime Minister to encourage government departments to upgrade from Internet Explorer 6.
You can read the UK Government’s response here.
In a nutshell, Her Majesty’s Government says it is more cost-effective to stick with Internet Explorer 6 (which has been dogged with security issues) rather than switch to an alternative browser or a more up-to-date version.
Too expensive, huh?
You have to wonder if that’s going to be considered an acceptable excuse by the general public when there’s a serious security breach that exploits a creaky old browser that’s been around since 2001.
Where’s the wisdom in sticking with IE 6 when Microsoft itself has urged users to…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.