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Mon
16
Jan
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Internet Explorer 6 Finally Dead: Report

Microsoft has finally declared Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) dead. Internet Explorer 6 is considered to be one of the most dangerous web browsers to use online because it is easily exploitable and can become easily infected with malware (with can lead ... to identify theft, or worse). Internet Explorer 6 first debuted way back in 2001, the same year Microsoft released its Windows XP operating system (OS). The five years that followed were IE's heyday, with Microsoft's hold on the browser market its strongest ever. Today, statistics reveal that fewer than 1 per cent of American Internet users are ... (view more)

Mon
02
Jan
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Firefox 9 Released, Offers Major Speed Boost

Mozilla has released the latest version of Firefox, its popular web browser. The firm claims that this latest edition, Firefox 9, performs significantly faster with its new JavaScript engine. Available simultaneously for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ... Android, Firefox 9 showcases the JavaScript "Type Inference" enhancement that Mozilla has been developing for the past 12 months. With the new JavaScript code, a browser that visits web sites which make heavy use of JavaScript (such as Facebook, iGoogle, many game websites, etc), the pages should load significantly faster and with less ... (view more)

Wed
28
Dec
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Firefox Receives Three More Years of Google Funding

Google has renewed its deal to be the default search engine for the Firefox browser, providing Mozilla a major financial boost. But some suggest Microsoft bargained for that same slot, and ponder the implications for the search market. Google's ... contract for Firefox's default search engine position was worth $89 million in 2009 and $103 million in 2010, about 85 per cent of Mozilla's revenue. Experts believe Mozilla's other licensing deals, grants, and donations from users would produce nowhere near enough income to keep the browser well supported and updated. That may explain why it is asking ... (view more)

Mon
19
Dec
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Microsoft to Force New Internet Explorer on Users

Millions of users now running outdated versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser will soon be forced by Microsoft to use newer versions of its proprietary browser. Older versions of Internet Explorer -- especially IE6, which was the ... default Internet Explorer that was bundled with Windows XP -- are extremely vulnerable to serious security threats and should not be used. Users who accept automatic updates of Windows, including its monthly security patches, will find their copy of Internet Explorer updated to a newer edition. Windows Vista or Windows 7 users will receive the ... (view more)

Wed
14
Dec
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December Patch Tuesday Fixes Duqu Worm

Microsoft has fixed a major vulnerability exploited by the nasty Duqu Worm with its most recent Patch Tuesday series of security updates, which started rolling out yesterday. The total number of patches fix 17 vulnerabilities in Windows. (Source: ... eweek.com ) Unfortunately, the company still hasn't issued a fix for a serious browser flaw ominously known as BEAST (Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS). The BEAST exploit was first discovered in September of this year and was responsible for cracking Paypal encrypted browser cookies. (Source: theregister.co.uk ) Of the 17 vulnerabilities noted, ... (view more)

Wed
07
Dec
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Google Could Pull Plug On Firefox

Mozilla's Firefox is in the news this week and not for any positive reasons. The web browser slipped to third in the market behind Google's Chrome, and there's speculation a major financial backer of the browser may pull out. If so, that could be ... the end of the popular web browser. News on market share comes from Statcounter, which tracks visitors to about three million websites and collates this data to provide credible estimates of online usage. Google Chrome Usage Up 550% in 2 Years The company's figures for November show that Google's Chrome is used by 25.69 per cent of people worldwide ( ... (view more)

Fri
18
Nov
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'Avant Browser 2012 Build 8', and 'Disk Health Monitor 1.0'

Avant Browser 2012 Build 8 Avant Browser is an ultra-fast web browser. Its user-friendly interface brings additional clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience. Recent upgrades have improved the reliability of this freeware. ... http://www.avantbrowser.com Disk Health Monitor 1.0 Disk Health Monitor is a real-time event log monitor which scans for disk errors and alerts you when a relevant event is generated. Alert types are configurable, and can include either a) a balloon pop-up from the system tray, or b) an email notification to a predefined address. Note, the website responsible for ... (view more)

Wed
09
Nov
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Microsoft Offers Free Music, Movies for IE9 Downloads

With the holiday season right around the corner, Microsoft is set to launch a new campaign designed to entice those who do not run Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) to try out the new browser in exchange for free music and movies. However, critics suggest ... the campaign has little to do with the Christmas spirit of giving. That's because the whole idea appears targeted at helping IE regain lost market share. In fact, a recent study suggests that Google's Chrome has gained a significant share of the browser market, while Internet Explorer has steadily (and continues to) decline. (Source: winsupersite. ... (view more)

Wed
06
Jul
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'NeoRouter Free 1.5.0.2810', and 'Dooble Web Browser 1.23'

NeoRouter Free 1.5.0.2810 NeoRouter is an ideal remote access and VPN (virtual private network) program. It mobilizes your office network and enables you and your teammates to work securely from anywhere. Access home computers securely from anywhere ... and work remotely with office applications, files, emails and printers. http://www.neorouter.com Dooble Web Browser 1.23 Dooble is a new Open Source Web browser that focuses on compactness, security, and stability. Dooble is the only Web browser that encodes a user's browsing information. http://dooble.sourceforge.net This freeware software ... (view more)

Tue
10
May
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Security Experts Stunned as Google Chrome Hacked

A French security firm says it now knows how to hack its way into Google's Chrome browser. If the claim turns out to be true, it would represent a surprising weakness for a web browser considered by some to be the safest available. The hack report ... comes from France's Vupen, which says it was able to sidestep Chrome's defenses -- including the highly reputable sandbox design -- as well as Windows 7's built-in anti-exploit infrastructure. Report Stuns Security Experts The exploit is "one of the most sophisticated codes we have seen and created so far, as it bypasses all security features ... (view more)

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