The German government has warned against use of Internet Explorer.

The warning follows admissions by Microsoft that Internet Explorer was the weak link in the much reported hack attack by a Chinese source on Google’s systems. Coming from the Federal Office of Information Security and applies to version 6, 7 and 8.

Microsoft rejected the warning through spokesman Thomas Baumgaertner:

These were not attacks against general users or consumers… There is no threat to the general user, consequently we do not support this warning.”