One in five enterprise workers use insecure IE6

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Washington, Aug 20: There is an intense competition in the web browser market. With the launch of Google's Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera, the Microsoft is struggling with Internet Explorer for the supremacy. But a new study revealed that that outdated and insecure Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) continues to be used in businesses.

Tech news site The Register has reported that one in every five enterprise worker depend upon Microsoft"s IE6 to do official work. The nine year old web browser, IE6, has come under severe criticism following the Operation Aurora attacks on enterprises that run the outdated browser.

Earlier in 2010, UK government refused to upgrade from IE6, despite of a petition signed by hundreds of concerned British and other Europeans, suggesting that official applications may break down if IE6 was upgraded. In July 2010 US banking giant Chase said that was IE6 better than either Google"s Chrome or Opera for banking security use.

In Aug 12, Microsoft announced the launch of latest beta version of Internet Explorer, IE9, which uses hardware acceleration for text and images as well as video and audio.

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