internet explorer

Thu
23
Dec
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New Internet Explorer Vulnerability Found

A new Internet Explorer (IE) security vulnerability has been found. The flaw, which is related to Internet Explorer's HTML engine, allows hackers to infiltrate systems running Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The issue was first discovered early in ... December by French security company Vupen . The company says this flaw could be exploited with the processing of a CSS (or Cascading Style Sheets) file intended for use by web designers. Rigged Website Key to Attack Those running Internet Explorer could find themselves under attack if they're (knowingly or unknowingly) directed to a specially- ... (view more)

Wed
15
Dec
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Internet Explorer to include Do Not Track Feature

The next edition of Internet Explorer is said to include a new tool for users to restrict how their information is shared with websites. But it will likely mean that some web features and content will be unavailable to users if the special privacy ... feature is enabled. FTC Calls for "Do Not Track" Feature in Web Browsers Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) called on web browser producers and website owners to make it easier for users to avoid having their online activity shared with other web sites. For example, a site might share what a user reads with an advertising agency ... (view more)

Wed
15
Dec
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Google, Microsoft Ads Link to Malware

According to security firm Armorize Technologies, both Google and Microsoft ad systems recently linked to web sites containing malicious software. Once an infected link is clicked, Internet Explorer automatically installs bogus software that claims ... the user's PC is infected, requiring payment to remove the alleged problems. Santa Clara based security firm Armorize Technologies says that the bogus links appeared on banner ads provided through DoubleClick (owned by Google) and MSN (Microsoft). The ads did not appear on Google or Bing's search results pages, but rather on third-party websites ... (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)

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
07
Oct
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Despite Internet Explorer 9 Beta, IE Loses Ground

When two million people download Microsoft's beta version of Internet Explorer 9 in only two days , many within the company started to believe the browser's declining market share was about to change. Now that the dust has settled, the results are ... beginning to look disappointing for the Redmond-based firm. Internet Explorer Browser Usage Declines Despite the fact that the Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) beta accounts for 0.25 per cent of the current global usage share during the second half of September, the overall share for Internet Explorer managed to slide by three-quarters of a percentage ... (view more)

Thu
30
Sep
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Microsoft Changes Upgrade Policy on Internet Explorer 9

Earlier this week we reported that the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 web browser would require Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Since that post, it appears that Microsoft's website regarding this issue has been changed. For those who have already ... installed the Internet Explorer 9 Beta Edition, the installation process requires a Windows Update, followed by a restart of the operating system (OS). According to Microsoft's updated FAQ, the single most important reason for announcing the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 requirement was to prevent Internet Explorer 9 installations from requiring a system ... (view more)

Mon
27
Sep
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Win7, Vista Need Upgrade to Run Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft has taken considerable flak from critics and end users in its decision to not allow Windows XP to run Internet Explorer 9. The only operating systems currently supported are Windows Vista and Windows 7. But the requirement doesn't stop ... there. In fact, those interested in using Internet Explorer 9 will need to upgrade their copies of Windows Vista to Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows 7 to Service Pack 1 (SP1). News of the requirement comes courtesy of a frequently asked question (FAQ) posted on Microsoft's website. "Organizations must plan, pilot and deploy Internet Explorer 9 as part ... (view more)

Fri
24
Sep
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IE9 Beta Downloaded 2 Million Times in 2 Days

Despite the fact that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) won't be available to Windows XP users , IE9 is off to a fast start. Released on the 15th of September, it's estimated that Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded two million times in just two ... days. It's an incredible adoption rate for the Internet Explorer 9 beta, particularly considering the fact that Microsoft hasn't widely advertised the new browser. Users won't get access by simply waiting for an update, but must intentionally download the beta edition. Internet Explorer 9 Receives over 9 Million Visitors The IE9 beta site itself ... (view more)

Thu
23
Sep
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Internet Explorer 9 before Win7? Don't Wait, Says MS

Microsoft has urged business users not to let the wait for the next edition of Internet Explorer 9 put them off upgrading to the latest edition of Windows. The company insists that waiting won't make the process any easier. 3 Reasons Why Businesses ... Are Waiting for IE9 While reviews of Windows 7 have been positive, it's clear businesses are taking their time to upgrade for a variety of reasons. Reasons for not upgrading to Windows 7 include: keeping spending under control because of financial concerns during the present economic crisis, cautiousness resulting from bad experiences with Windows ... (view more)

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