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The government has ruled out scrapping the use of Internet Explorer 6
on department computers, saying it will persevere with the bullet-
riddled browser despite its high-profile vulnerabilities.
Responding to an online petition with more than 6,000 signatures
urging government departments to upgrade away from IE6, the government
said such a move would be "a very large operation" potentially at
"significant potential cost to the taxpayer".
"It is therefore more cost-effective in many cases to continue to use
IE6 and rely on other measures, such as firewalls and malware-scanning
software, to further protect public sector internet users," reads the
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