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France and Germany call for the end of IE6

By Aaron Gustafson | January 20th, 2010 | Filed in Browsers

Google’s disclosure of a December cyber attack, originating in China, prompts two major governments to push for the aging browser’s demise.

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As you may have heard, the “Operation Aurora” cyber attack that occurred in December has prompted the formal warnings from both the French and German governments about the use of IE6 (and 7 and 8, for that matter) because of its security vulnerabilities.

This leads me to two questions:

  1. Will these warnings have an impact on the use of IE6 in France and Germany?
  2. What about the rest of the world?

What do you think?

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#1 On January 20th, 2010 10:39 am