Germany Suggests Users Not Use Internet Explorer Due To Security Concerns
We can't say that we're experts in translating the German tongue, but the gist of it is that German users are recommended to not use IE until Microsoft issues a fix that remedies a critical vulnerability that some are saying had a lot to do with the Chinese attack on Google. It's likely that Microsoft will patch things up and life will continue on as scheduled, but there's more to this story that that.
Internet Explorer has been taking hits for awhile now. But this is probably the biggest, most widely recognized hit of all. When a government issues a statement, it's more than just some frustrated user complaining. It makes people take notice, and while we doubt that IE will lose a ton of market share (thanks to it being packaged within Windows), it certainly won't help its standing in the market place. After all, when is the last time you heard of a serious security hole in any other browser aside from IE? We're waiting.