Germany have come out and warned the population not to use Microsoft Internet Explorer as there search browser amid fears that it is not secure. This is after Microsoft admitted that IE was the weakest link in the China situation recently and the explanation of how to access via IE was posted on the web. There is a planned patch for the security risk but it is not ready yet so you will have to make your own mind up.
I for one downloaded the latest version of IE a while back to update testing platforms and had no end of problems with stability so took a step back to the last version.
the whole article on the BBC: