Or, a more appropriate title, “UK Government: How To Fail”.
So, the bullet point version is that a petition was circulated in an effort to get the UK government to drop the use of the Internet Explorer 6 browser. Well, they got the petition and responded roughly as follows…
From Ars Technica:
Complex software will always have vulnerabilities and motivated adversaries will always work to discover and take advantage of them. There is no evidence that upgrading away from the latest fully patched versions of Internet Explorer to other browsers will make users more secure. Regular software patching and updating will help defend against the latest threats. The Government continues to work with Microsoft and other internet browser suppliers to understand the security of the products used by HMG, including Internet Explorer and we welcome the work that Microsoft are continuing do on delivering security solutions which are deployed as quickly as possible to all Internet Explorer users.
I can see VXers tenting their fingers madly and doing their best Mr. Burns impressions as we speak.
Please, pull out the clawhammer…gently…OUCH!
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