Google sits pretty while Microsoft does damage control

After China's attack on Google, it didn't take long before the news broke that it was actually an Internet Explorer exploit that made it possible. It seems as though Microsoft's browser has definitely been tagged as "insecure", even if IE8 is actually better than previous versions.

After China's attack on Google, it didn't take long before the news broke that it was actually an Internet Explorer exploit that made it possible. It seems as though Microsoft's browser has definitely been tagged as "insecure", even if IE8 is actually better than previous versions. Google Chrome is building momentum, and that could be making Microsoft a bit nervous.

While Google is almost being looked at as a "hero" in this whole China ordeal, Microsoft has been trying to do some damage control by telling people that if they switch from the browser, they are actually putting themselves at more risk. This specific problem only exists in IE6, but even legacy browsers are causing the browser landscape to change.

This is a PR nightmare for Microsoft, and it's only going to get worse if and when more exploits like this make their way into headlines.

Do you trust Internet Explorer? Do you trust Google Chrome? Let's hear your take on this battlefield.