France followed by the German government lately warned web users against Microsoft’s IE and advised using an alternative web browser. They knew about the vulnerabilities earlier, but announced the warning after the malicious code that was used on Google was published online.
Even though IE 8 is more secure than earlier versions of IE, Microsoft admitted that it is vulnerable as well. The risk comes only, if you browsed a compromised site and will infect your laptop allowing your sensitive information to be stolen.
I caution using IE for now, until Microsoft comes up with a fix for this issue.
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