The many voices of Microsoft

In the wake of the Google China hack, this is my interpretation of the of the mixed messaging [statements] coming from MS.

  1. This was nothing to do with an IE6 exploit
  2. Ok, it was a bit to do with it, but it’s perfectly safe
  3. Only a fool would still be using IE6 still you desperately need to upgrade to IE8!
  4. There’s nothing really wrong with IE6 and besides, other browsers have security issues too! Why change.

I have followed the story since it broke with a wry smile and from the statements released, that is how i interpreted them. Is it any wonder people still using IE6+ don’t know what to make of it all.