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Mon
07
Mar
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Microsoft Wants Internet Explorer 6 Dead

Using Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) to browse the Internet is one of the worst decisions someone can make. It's the browser equivalent of Swiss cheese, used by hackers and malware goons time and time again to circumvent its extremely weak ... security controls and infect users with malicious software. Thus, it's no surprise that Microsoft has announced a deathwatch for the decade-old Internet Explorer 6, which surprisingly still maintains a 12 per cent share of global usage (with half of that number coming from China). Microsoft says it wants to drive down IE6's share of the browser pie ... (view more)

Thu
17
Feb
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Internet Explorer 9: RC Includes Many New Features

Microsoft has unveiled what should be the final version of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) before its official release to the public. The company says the latest round of changes take into account 17,000 different suggestions by beta users . The Internet ... Explorer 9 download currently available is in the Release Candidate (RC) stage. This is a stage forward from beta testing and represents the point at which Microsoft believes the current version of the program is (with a few exceptions) relatively bug-free, and good to go. At the Release Candidate stage, it usually means that there won't be any ... (view more)

Fri
11
Feb
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Hackers offered Big Payout to Poison Web Browsers

Elite hackers and ethical computer security enthusiasts are preparing themselves for the Pwn2Own competition, which challenges participants to break through security of popular software programs (such as web browsers). Once software is breached, it ... is referred to as an "exploit", in which hackers are then able to gain access to other areas of the computer's operating system without restrictions. It's these types of attacks which occur on web sites frequently, where visitors become instantly infected just by visiting a malicious website containing an unknown exploit (also referred to ... (view more)

Thu
03
Feb
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Internet Explorer 9 Arrival Looms, as IE Shares Dip

Despite Microsoft's recent success of Kinect and Windows 7, the once-dominant web browser Internet Explorer (IE) has fallen on tough times. According to a recent report, Internet Explorer market share has fallen to new lows -- despite a newsworthy ... IE9 beta debut, which had 2 million users download Internet Explorer 9 beta in just two days. In contrast, Google's Chrome browser is steadily advancing in popularity. January 2011 represented a record month for Chrome, which cracked the 10 per cent market share barrier for the very first time. Chrome's first public release was September 2, 2008. ... (view more)

Wed
26
Jan
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IE, Firefox to Release 'Do Not Track' Add-Ons

Mozilla and Google have both followed Microsoft's lead in giving users a chance to opt out of having their activity tracked by advertisers. But the voluntary schemes may not be effective enough to stave off government action. The changes follow ... Federal Trade Commission (FTC) demands for both website and browser developers to make it easier for users to opt out of tracking. The call was designed to tackle fears that sites were abusing their ability to pass on details about what people do online to advertisers, allowing for better targeted advertisements, which typically command higher rates. ... (view more)

Fri
07
Jan
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Internet Explorer 9 Nearing Completion

Despite being available exclusively in beta form, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) has been downloaded more than 20 million times, Microsoft reports. It comes as one set of figures puts the browser behind Mozilla Firefox among European users for the very ... first time. Internet Explorer 9 Download Remains At Strong Pace It's tough to know exactly how many people have downloaded the IE9 beta, as the figure Microsoft gives may well include multiple downloads by the same user. But it's likely that the figure runs into many millions of people, which suggests that the audience goes beyond web developers ... (view more)

Fri
03
Dec
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Report: Users Move from IE6 to Google Chrome, IE9

There was good news and bad news this week for Microsoft. First, the good news: the Redmond-based firm saw the beta version of its Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser reach the 15 million download plateau. Next, the bad: usage of Google's Chrome ... browser jumped almost a percentage point in one month alone, eating up market share lost as users move away from Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). When the Internet Explorer 9 beta was first made available back in September, approximately 2 million users jumped on board in less than two days. Since then, an additional 13 million users have downloaded the ... (view more)

Thu
02
Dec
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'EASEUS Todo Backup BETA 2.0', and 'TheWorld Browser 3.3.0.8'

EASEUS Todo Backup BETA 2.0 Protect your files and system with EASEUS Todo Backup 2.0. Todo Backup features system and file backup, incremental backup and backup schedule to make backup a simple task. Disk and partition backup, file backup as well ... as backup plan, disk and partition clone and wipe are all available in this version. This beta is available until December 31st. http://www.todo-backup.com TheWorld Browser 3.3.0.8 TheWorld Browser created by Phoenix Studio is a multi-tab and multi-window web browser. It is completely free and there is no function limitation. It has no bundled ... (view more)

Fri
05
Nov
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Hackers Target IE6 and 7; MS Recommends Upgrade

Microsoft has announced a temporary workaround for users of older editions of Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerable to a new bug. The situation yet again highlights the importance of upgrading to the more secure, recent editions (IE8 and IE9) of the ... browser. The bug's dynamics are all-too-familiar: if a hacker persuades a user to visit a specially-crafted webpage, they'll be able to install and run malicious software on the user's computer. It's another zero day attack , meaning the problem is currently being exploited by hackers before Microsoft has a working fix. Browser Check First, Virus ... (view more)

Thu
04
Nov
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'Dooble Web Browser 1.12', and 'Comodo EasyVPN 2.1.2.1'

Dooble Web Browser 1.12 Dooble is a platform-independent Open Source Web browser. One of the primary purposes of Dooble is to safeguard the privacy of its users. At its core lies the WebKit engine, another open source project. A compact and simple ... code base ensures that both developers and users have access to Dooble's internal functions. http://dooble.sourceforge.net Comodo EasyVPN 2.1.2.1 Comodo EasyVPN allows businesses and home users to quickly group multiple computers into a secure, peer to peer, network over the Internet. Comodo's Free VPN requires no expert configuration, is fast and ... (view more)

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