Government refuses to upgrade Internet Explorer 6

Government refuses to upgrade Internet Explorer 6

Many government are still using Internet Explorer 6

Security experts warn users of Internet Explorer 6, and more and more sites have stopped supporting it.

But in a place you are fighting to keep it – in the British government. The government in Britain refuses to upgrade departmental computers because it “would be too expensive.”

Over 6000 Britons have signed a petition to get the government to replace the outdated version. As it is vulnerable to attacks and requires a site developer to customize their pages to support the readers.

The people behind the petition want the government to at least advise their employees to download the alternative browser to surf the outside respondents’ own systems, but the government maintains IE6.

“Nothing guarantees that a change from the patched version of IE6 to a different browser is an extra safety”, says the government in a statement.