We know it’s crap, but we’ll use IE6 anyway says UK Government

Following my last post – and email to Her Majesty’s Government regarding the failure of its site responding to the anti Internet Explorer 6 petition, the good news is the site actually works now. Hurrah!

The bad news is that Her Majesty’s Government intends to carry on business as usual and continue using the highly flawed IE 6 anyway, despite all the well known and highly publicised security risks. Quoting from  http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ie6upgrade/

[…] It is therefore more cost effective in many cases to continue to use IE6 and rely on other measures, such as firewalls and malware scanning software, to further protect public sector internet users.

So it seems the great unwashed can look forward to even more data losses and security breeches, compliments of Her Majesty’s Government.

Honk! Honk!

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