Firefox's downloads spiked after CERT's warning

Thanks xStainDx for the heads up. Mozilla Firefox's downloads has spiked after the feds issued a warning against Internet Explorer.

Wired News has reported that downloads for Mozilla Firefox has been constantly increasing after the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) issued a warning against Internet Explorer. The warning, issued on Wednesday, was also strangely backed up by an article on MSN later.

When asked for comments, Microsoft's director of Windows client division responded:

"Microsoft certainly respects the work CERT does to help protect the Internet and users. Regarding the consideration that users switch browsers, it is unfortunate that the published articles have misrepresented CERT's suggestions, and we are working with CERT to clarify their advice"

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