Firefox Soars on Germany's Browser Warning

Germans appear to be heeding the advice of their government and seeking out alternatives to Microsoft’s (MSFT) Internet Explorer Web browser.

Mozilla, creators of the Firefox browser, say they’ve seen a significant surge in downloads of the software in Germany in the days since a Germany government agency recommended people switch to browsers that compete with Internet Explorer because of a new security flaw in the Microsoft browser. A chart prepared by Mozilla shows that German downloads of Firefox spiked in the four days following the Friday posting of the recommendation by the German agency, which is called the Federal Office for Information Security (or, using its German initials, BSI).

Mozilla says it received about 300,000 incremental downloads above its typical downloading rate over that time period.

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