By the way Google, I quote from the MSRC:
Based on our comprehensive monitoring of the threat landscape, we continue to see only limited attacks. To date, the only successful attacks that we are aware of have been against Internet Explorer 6.
We continue to recommend that customers update to Internet Explorer 8 to benefit from the improved security protection it offers.
And, albeit that the successful attacks are only confirmed against IE6, they’re still going to patch it, and they’ll even talk about it:
Please join us Thursday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. PST for a public webcast where we will present information on the bulletin and take customer questions. Registration information:
Date: Thursday Jan 21
Time: 1:00 p.m. PST (UTC -8)
And interestingly enough Google, in your own blog post Thursday May 14, 2009 you state:
We work hard to keep our users safe and secure when using our applications, and we believe that making sure users have the latest software available using automatic updates is a key component of that.
Guess what, Microsoft suggest that and does that too, and if you were updated (similar to your suggestions above), you’d have IE 8 which is safer than Chrome and this attack wouldn’t have been such a big marketing hoo rah for you, but at any rate, I digress…
Google have a bloke on a push bike riding around the UK taking imagery of the National and Historic landmarks…Quite an interesting contraption and if you’re interested more in imagery of this bloke on his pusher, visit the BBC’s In-Pictures review.
If you’re interested in the aforementioned rant about Internet Explorer, I ask you…Which version of IE are you running? If you’re not running IE 8, why? Do you not take your car in for service and make sure it’s “up to date”? When you go for an MOT each year to ensure you’re “safe” on the roads, do you not have to do what they suggest to make your car roadworthy?