internet explorer

Fri
18
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Expert Discourages Use of Internet Explorer 9

Self-proclaimed cranky technology and business journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (whose articles have also appeared in the Washington Post, PC World and ZDNet) recently put together a list of five reasons not to upgrade to Microsoft's newest web ... browser, Internet Explorer 9 . Topping the list of reasons are operating system incompatibilities and performance issues. We've known for some time that Internet Explorer wouldn't be compatible with Windows XP, but that doesn't make it any easier for Vaughan-Nichols to swallow. Even though Windows XP is slowly declining in market share, it remains ... (view more)

Thu
17
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Internet Explorer 9 Downloads Off to Strong Start

More than two million people have downloaded Internet Explorer 9 in the first day of its public availability. Microsoft has welcomed the "enthusiastic reception", though Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) hasn't been received with quite as much fanfare as ... some previous web browsers. To put things into context, the 2.35 million downloads -- equivalent to 27 downloads per second -- is double that of the first day for the beta edition of IE9 and four times that of the IE9 release candidate (RC). Internet Explorer 9 Download Not Record Breaking The numbers are on par, as a finished browser is ... (view more)

Fri
11
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Internet Explorer 9 Release Date Confirmed

Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will be released on Monday, March 14, 2011. However, both the date and the chosen venue for the official launch are a little surprising. The final version of the new browser will be available to ... download from 9PM PST (Pacific Standard Time) March 14th. To mark the occasion, Microsoft is holding an official launch part in Austin, Texas as part of the SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) Festival. (Source: windowsteamblog.com ) The setting is a surprising choice. For one, the festival is a tech-based spinoff from a better-known ... (view more)

Fri
11
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

IE8, Safari, iPhone Easy Pickings for Hackers

For the third year in a row, Google's Chrome web browser has put in an impressive performance at the Pwn2Own hacking challenge. Indeed, after two days nobody had even attempted to breach the browser's security, despite an increased reward of $5,000. ... The contest involves hackers attempting to exploit security loopholes on the four major web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari) to win a $15,000 prize, along with the computer used for the challenge -- hence the contest name. Contestants are allowed to give judges a website address to visit, simulating the process of a web ... (view more)

Mon
07
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

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
Dennis Faas's picture

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)

Thu
03
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

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
02
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

New Flaw Affects All Windows, IE Users

Microsoft has issued a formal warning that all versions of the Windows operating system (OS) are vulnerable to a new exploit. The vulnerability could allow attackers access to sensitive data (such as passwords) after a user unknowingly clicks on a ... malicious web link. The flaw is related to the way online content is viewed via the web browser Internet Explorer (IE). According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft late last week admitted that the vulnerability exists and that it affects every version of Windows, from Windows XP to Vista, Windows 7 and even Windows Server. Malicious Web Link ... (view more)

Fri
07
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

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
24
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Reveals Advanced Workaround for New IE Flaw

Yesterday we reported on a new critical flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) that allows hackers to circumvent the operating system and take control of MS Windows. In most instances, a Trojan is deployed on affected systems and spyware is ... installed. The flaw affects users of Windows XP through Windows 7. Microsoft recently acknowledged the vulnerability's existence, and has provided a limited workaround for the issue. Internet Explorer Flaw "Not Serious Enough" to Warrant Emergency Patch The Internet Explorer flaw was discovered earlier this month by a French security company ... (view more)

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - internet explorer