'Stop using Internet Explorer' German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI)

The Google China incident led the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) to bring to light a critical vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer. The flaw will, put simply, "perform reconnaissance and gain complete control over the compromised system." The BSI noted that even running Internet Explorer in Protected Mode isn't […]

The Google China incident led the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) to bring to light a critical vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer. The flaw will, put simply, "perform reconnaissance and gain complete control over the compromised system." The BSI noted that even running Internet Explorer in Protected Mode isn't enough to stop the flaw “[…]Once the vulnerability has been closed, the BSI will provide information on its warning and information about public-CERT. Keep informed about the civic-CERT and the BSI warns citizens and small and medium enterprises from viruses, worms and vulnerabilities in computer applications. The expert analysis of the BSI around the clock, the security situation in the Internet and send alerts when action is needed and safety information via e-mail[…],” stated BSI.