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Looks Like the White House uses Explorer

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  1. BassTrackerBoats

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    wtf kind of screen is 1680x1050?
     
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    I get them (the first time it freaked me out) too because of this niche as it relates to Government services... this is the first time I've seen 1600 Penn Ave though.
     
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    Do they use super fast computers or crappy old ones?
     
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    I kinda hope this is a mask. Either someone pretending to be that office or the office pretending to use IE.
     
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    I actually did a reverse lookup on the IP and they are using a variety of browsers and operating systems. Some Safari, some Google Chrome, some IE and both Windows (various editions) and also Mac.

    I'm a bit surprised that they are not uniform in their OS and their browsers though.
     
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    Most businesses that are Windows based use Explorer and only support Explorer. I usually have to ask to get Chrome installed if I don't have admin permissions to the desktop. I hate IE, but with all the gigs I've had even in billion dollar enterprises, they allow you to use FF/Chrome but will only support IE.

    Businesses do it for a number of reasons. First, it's been around for a while so it's already integrated. Second, most businesses only guarantee that their internal software will run on Explorer. This makes it easier on developers and QA so that they can test and verify it works on one browser. Chrome/FF are too new and most of them act differently with CSS and such, so it saves the business money when they only test and guarantee usability on 1 browser.

    Most businesses block users from installing other browsers although some allow BYOD and will entertain support. I say "entertain" because they might help you if you're using FF/Chrome, but if the app doesn't work and they are busy, then they will just tell you to use IE and leave it at that. I've been through it before and it's an out for devs when we get people bitching about something that only happens in another browser.
     
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    i always thought they stay anonymous , i still believe it is someone pretending to be spoofing the location.
     
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    If it is, they are spoofing all over the place as I did a reverse IP check on both the WH and the DOJ IP addresses and anywhere I looked says they are associated with them.

    That particular site is a government program that is actually managed by the DOJ which really cracks me up that someone used Bing to get info on that program. It is only a little 27 page site as the niche is rather small and only backlinked by a PBN network.

    I've had the Department of Justice on that site in the past, this is the only time I remember them coming to the site using Bing though.

    Here's that DOJ one that I caught just recently:

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    okay , now that seems real. Still dont see the reason for staying onymous when every byte of information is considered super-confidential .
     
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    The NSA has its own computers they aren't driving to the DOJ to get on the internet.
     
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    The site visited would have no interest to the NSA; it actually shares generic information with a positive spin on some Government programs available in the USA.

    To be honest, it is only interesting to the quintessential nerd such as myself, those that have a need for it, or those in Govt that are involved in it.
     
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    WOW! @OP, full respect! :)
    But why don't they use proxies? Now the whole world knows who are the only ones in the whole world to use IE...
     
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