The French and German governments warned people not to use Internet Explorer because of security risks.
The information security department of France urged Internet users to avoid Microsoft’s browsers IE 6, 7 and 8 because of a weakness that allows hackers to infect the system.
BSI, German Federal Office for Information Security, said that flaws in the Microsoft systems let hackers start and lock computers that have a Windows operating system, and thus urged not to use it.
Hackers exploited weaknesses in Internet Explorer browser to launch a highly sophisticated attack on human rights activists’ email around the world. Internet Explorer has more than 66 percent browser market share globally.
Even though both the French and German governments have advised people to stop using it,, the British government will continue to use Internet Explorer, according to the Cabinet Office.