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    German government warns against using MS Explorer

    The warning from the Federal Office for Information Security comes after
    Microsoft admitted IE was the weak link in recent attacks on Google's

    Microsoft rejected the warning, saying that the risk to users was low and
    that the browsers' increased security setting would prevent any serious risk.

    However, German authorities say that even this would not make IE fully safe.

    Thomas Baumgaertner, a spokesman for Microsoft in Germany, said that while
    they were aware of the warning, they did not agree with it, saying that the
    attacks on Google were by "highly motivated people with a very specific

    "These were not attacks against general users or consumers," said Mr

    "There is no threat to the general user, consequently we do not support this
    warning," he added.

    Microsoft says the security hole can be shut by setting the browser's
    security zone to "high", although this limits functionality and blocks many

    However, Graham Cluley of anti-virus firm Sophos, told BBC News that not
    only did the warning apply to 6, 7 and 8 of the browser, but the instructions
    on how to exploit the flaw had been posted on the internet.

    "This is a vulnerability that was announced in the last couple of days.
    Microsoft have no patch yet and the implication is that this is the same one
    that exploited on the attacks on Google earlier this week," he said.

    "The way to exploit this flaw has now appeared on the internet, so it is quite
    possible that everyone is now going to have a go."

    Microsoft traditionally release a security update once a month - the next
    scheduled patch is the 9th of February. However, a spokesman for Microsoft
    told BBC News that developers for the firm were trying to fix the problem.

    "We are working on an update on this issue and this may well involve an out
    of cycle security update," he said.

    ...being a human...

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    That is the real fact

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    hitler still rulesssss



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