In the wake of the cyber attacks on Google China and other large companies in recent weeks and the exposure that Internet Explorer has a security weakness that the attackers exploited. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security has made a public announcement to its population to avoid IE versions 6, 7 and 8.
Microsoft feared that other countires would follow suit and quickly issued a statement saying the risks were low. Its technical department also declared that any serious risk would be blocked by the browsers’ increased security. But German authorities disagree and say that no security updates issued by Microsoft can make IE safe to use.