German Gov't Tells Citizens to Ditch Internet Explorer
Microsoft was of course peeved by the move and rejected the idea. A Microsoft spokesman told the BBC the attacks were perpetrated by, "highly motivated people with a very specific agenda... There is no threat to the general user, consequently we do not support this warning."
While a government warning its citizens from using an entire product line may be unprecedented, it's hard to argue with IE's long history of being a security nightmare. Granted, no browser is completely secure, but IE has proven time and time again to be a bigger and easier target for hackers.
Switched strongly suggests alternate browsers, like Chrome and Firefox, for both security and usability reasons. [From: BBC]