Microsoft Warns Australian IE6 Users to Upgrade

Microsoft has issued an online advisory to Australian users of Internet Explorer 6, asking them to upgrade to the latest version of the browser.

The online advisory released by Microsoft compares the Internet Explorer 6 web browser with nine-year-old spoilt milk, asking: “You would not drink nine-year-old milk, so why use a nine-year-old browser?”

The evolution of the internet and time has rendered the aged IE6 web browser obsolete.

IE6 is now susceptible to enumerable security vulnerabilities leading Microsoft to distance itself from the browser

In the advisory statement, the company wrote: “When Internet Explorer 6 was launched in 2001, it offered cutting–edge security – for the time. Since then, the Internet has evolved and the security features of Internet Explorer 6 have become outdated.”

Microsoft is using the IE6 advisory to promote the latest version of its web browser software, IE8, which the company says offers 'state-of-the-art' security features.