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Are you still using Internet Explorer 6?

February 2, 2010

Please retweetCiting security flaws and outdated technology, a petition is calling for the UK government to phase out Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).  While the government is reluctant to upgrade the software due to the massive task, the petition authors hope that the public would lead the drive to upgrade the web browser.  The latest campaign to do away with IE6 gained momentum recently when Google revealed that it had been a weak link in a cyber attack.  The French and German governments strongly advised its citizens to move to a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome until Microsoft fixed the security hole.  In response to mounting international pressure, Microsoft patched the hole in IE6 in January, three weeks ahead of schedule.  Read more

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Francis M. Unson


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