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German cybersecurity agency prods users to ditch IE

Gregg Keizer | Sept. 19, 2012
Germany's cybersecurity agency is urging users to drop Internet Explorer and switch to a rival, like Chrome or Firefox, until Microsoft patches a new critical bug in its browser.

Some security professionals, however, have suggested the same browser switch that BSI counseled. HD Moore, chief security officer at Rapid7, and the creator of the Metasploit penetration testing toolkit, advocated that strategy on Monday.



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