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  • Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 out of support this week

    01/10/2016 8:20:13 PM PST · by Utilizer · 32 replies
    iTnews ^ | Jan 11 2016 9:26AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    January 13 is the last day for business and individual users to move off older versions of the Internet Explorer web browser, before Microsoft pulls the plug on support including security patches. The deadline this week comes 18 months after Microsoft warned that it would cease to support Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10, giving users time to upgrade. Microsoft suggests users upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 and 8.1, or use the new Edge browser if they're on Windows 10. Edge is able to launch Internet Explorer 11 when needed, for backwards compatibility.
  • Chrome passes 25% market share, IE and Firefox slip

    05/03/2015 7:18:19 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 31 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | May 1, 2015 3:03 PM | Emil Protalinski
    In April 2015, we saw the naming of Microsoft Edge, the release of Chrome 42, and the first full month of Firefox 37 availability. Now we’re learning that Google’s browser has finally passed the 25 percent market share mark. Between March and April, here is how the browser market changed, according to the latest figures from Net Applications: •Internet Explorer: down 0.71 points to 55.83 percent •Chrome: up 0.69 points to 25.68 percent •Firefox: down 0.19 points to 11.70 percent •Safari: up 0.12 points to 5.12 •Opera: up 0.05 points to 0.48 percent Breaking the IE figure down further shows...
  • Replacement for Internet Explorer? (vanity)

    04/02/2015 5:47:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    April 2, 2015 | me
    I have an older relative who is running Internet Explorer 8 on a Windows XP machine. She is finding that she can no longer load many of her favorite sites (no surprise there). So it's time for a new browser. However, it took her quite a while to learn IE: how to add to Favorites, adjust the text size, etc. So I'm hoping there is a replacement browser out there that closely resembles her comfortable old IE 8. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!
  • Internet Explorer stars in monster October Patch Tuesday

    10/12/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | John Leyden
    October is stacking up to be a bumper Patch Tuesday update with nine bulletins lined up for delivery — three rated critical. Cloud security firm Qualys estimates two of the lesser "important" bulletins are just as bad however, as they would also allow malicious code injection onto vulnerable systems. Top of the critical list is an update for Internet Explorer that affects all currently supported versions 6 to 11, on all operating system including Windows RT. Vulnerabilities discovered in most versions of Windows Server, Windows 7 and 8, and the .NET framework are covered in the other pair of critical...
  • Stay up-to-date with Internet Explorer (or MS won't support)

    08/07/2014 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    MSDN Blogs > IEBlog ^ | Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:07 AM | IEBlog
    As we shared in May, Microsoft is prioritizing helping users stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. Today we would like to share important information on migration resources, upgrade guidance, and details on support timelines to help you plan for moving to the latest Internet Explorer browser for your operating system. Microsoft offers innovative and transformational services for a mobile-first and cloud-first world, so you can do more and achieve more; Internet Explorer is core to this vision. In today’s digital world, billions of people use Internet-connected devices, powered by cloud service-based applications, spanning both work and life...
  • Sarah Palin's new site is being blocked by Microsoft

    07/29/2014 7:51:19 AM PDT · by EternalHope · 67 replies
    Me | July 29, 2014 | EternalHope
    Microsoft's "SmartScreen Filter" is blocking Sarah Palin's new website ( When I went to the site anyway (it's hard to do), the videos would not play. Whatever is wrong may have been caused by a deliberately orchestrated group of people reporting the site as unsafe to Microsoft, or it may simply be that Microsoft simply does not like Sarah Palin. Regardless of the cause, it may help if people go to the site and click on the "Report this site does not contain threats" choice.
  • Microsoft strips some Windows 7 users of IE11 patch privileges

    06/16/2014 7:50:03 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    Computerworld ^ | June 15, 2014 07:32 AM ET | Gregg Keizer
    Computerworld - Microsoft has quietly stopped serving security updates to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) on consumer and small business Windows 7 PCs unless the customer has successfully applied an April update for the browser. [....] Users who have not installed the IE security update issued on April 8 -- identified by Microsoft as MS14-018 -- on Windows 7, and who rely on Windows Update to download and install fixes, did not receive the June 10 IE update. Nor will IE11 receive any future updates, security or otherwise, until that MS14-018 has been installed. Windows Update will not display the appropriate...
  • Microsoft rescues XP users with emergency browser fix

    05/01/2014 10:50:49 AM PDT · by dayglored · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jim Finkle
    Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft Corp rushed to create the fix after learning of the bug in the operating system over the weekend when cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc warned that a sophisticated group of hackers had exploited the bug to launch attacks in a campaign dubbed "Operation Clandestine Fox. ...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for May 1, 2014

    05/01/2014 9:47:15 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 19 replies
    Microsoft ^ | 5/1/2014 | Microsoft Security Tech Center
    This is an advance notification for one out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on May 1, 2014. The bulletin addresses the security vulnerability in Internet Explorer described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983.
  • Stop using Microsoft's IE browser until bug is fixed, US and UK warn

    04/28/2014 6:24:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    CNET ^ | 4/28/2014 | Seth Rosenblatt
    It's not often that the US or UK governments weigh in on the browser wars, but a new Internet Explorer vulnerability that affects all major versions of the browser from the past decade has forced it to raise an alarm: Stop using IE. The zero-day exploit, the term given to a previously unknown, unpatched flaw, allows attackers to install malware on your computer without your permission. That malware could be used to steal personal data, track online behavior, or gain control of the computer. Security firm FireEye, which discovered the bug, said that the flaw is being used with a...
  • Stop using Microsoft's IE browser until bug is fixed, US warns

    04/28/2014 1:52:29 PM PDT · by dayglored · 56 replies
    Cnet ^ | Apr 28, 2014 | Seth Rosenblatt
    In a rare move that highlights the severity of the security hole in one of the Web's most popular browsers, the Homeland Security Department's Computer Emergency Readiness Team says to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft can fix it. Security firm FireEye said that it is currently being used to attack financial and defense organizations in the US via Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11. Those versions of the browser run on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, although the exploit is present in Internet Explorer 6 and above.
  • New zero day vulnerability identified in all versions of IE

    04/27/2014 4:26:55 PM PDT · by dayglored · 95 replies
    Cnet ^ | Apr 27, 2014 | Steven Musil
    A new zero day vulnerability that resides in all versions of Internet Explorer has been spotted in the wild, Microsoft confirmed late Saturday. The vulnerability, which could allow remote code execution, is being used in "limited, targeted attacks," according to an advisory issued by Microsoft. While all versions of the web browser, IE 6 through 11, are affected by the vulnerability, attacks are currently targeting IE versions 9, 10 and 11, according to security firm Fire Eye, which first reported the flaw Friday. The attack leverages a previously unknown "use after free" vulnerability -- data corruption that occurs after memory...
  • Anyione else having IE problems today?

    10/20/2013 8:58:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    For some reason FR & Google are okay, but any other website, including small private sites, connect and then quickly disappear and I get a message that the tab has been recovered and immediately get the following message: We were unable to return you to whatever) Internet Explorer has stopped trying to restore this website. It appears that the website continues to have a problem. I ran into some of this yesterday, but it's definitely worse today.
  • Fail: Chrome, Firefox, and IE all crack during hacking competition

    03/11/2013 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/11/13 | Meghan Kelly
    Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox all fell to the mercy of the hackers Thursday. That is, in a controlled environment. Security firms Vupen and MWR Labs were able to crack the browsers during a condoned bug-hunt, with one company winning $100,000 for finding a huge hole. The Pwn2Own competition is an event at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver. The competition was created by HP’s DVLabs as part of its Zero Day Initiative: an attempt to get more people to find and report bugs as opposed to exploiting them for personal gains.
  • Patch Tuesday: IE at risk of malware attacks; 57 flaws in total

    02/09/2013 1:38:46 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies ^ | February 8, 2013 | Zack Whittaker
    Microsoft will release 12 patches for 57 vulnerabilities next week for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office. A spattering of enterprise products, including Microsoft Office and Windows Server, and developer tools, such as .NET Framework, will also be patched. Five of the updates are labeled "critical," in which malicious code can be remotely executed on users' machines. Another vulnerability that allows remote code execution is labeled "important." The company's pre-release bulletin warns of two major vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer, which will patch a flaw allowing hackers to run remotely executed code on vulnerable machines. All versions from IE6 to IE10 are...
  • If you are having viewing problems, I got the cure

    11/28/2012 9:09:31 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 27 replies
    My silly self | Nov 28 2012 | Me
    Anyone whose viewing is messed up, go to tools on your toolbar and TURN OFF COMPATIBILITY VIEW. That's it. That's all.
  • World's first 'tax' on Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7

    06/15/2012 8:11:39 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 73 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 June 2012 | Staff
    According to Ruslan Kogan this is the world's first Internet Explorer 7 "tax". The Australian online retailer has introduced the world's first "tax" on Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser. Customers who use IE7 will have to pay an extra surcharge on online purchases made through the firm's site. Chief executive Ruslan Kogan told the BBC he wanted to recoup the time and costs involved in "rendering the website into a antique browser".The charge is set to 6.8% - 0.1% for every month since the IE7 launch.Every month the surcharge will rise by 0.1%.Too much effort According to Mr...
  • Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE

    04/02/2012 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 14 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 4-1-2012 | Tyler Rooney
    t’s not every day that you start a business and quickly decide to say “no” to 70 percent of your potential customers. In retrospect, this turned out to be 4ormat’s secret weapon. At 4ormat, our goal is to provide an easy way for creative professionals to create and manage an online portfolio website. Although the portfolio itself looks great in all browsers, to this day, the portfolio building interface does not support Internet Explorer. And we don’t just mean IE6 or even IE7. We mean every version of Internet Explorer.
  • Google tricks Internet Explorer, foils privacy settings, Microsoft says

    02/21/2012 6:08:37 AM PST · by rawhide · 87 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2-20-12
    Google has secretly been bypassing your privacy settings in Internet Explorer, Microsoft claimed Monday afternoon. The startling accusation came in a blog post Monday by Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Internet Explorer. On Friday, a Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that the search and advertising giant was bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Safari browsers on iPhones and desktop computers. “When the IE team heard that Google had bypassed user privacy settings on Safari, we asked ourselves a simple question: is Google circumventing the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users too?” Hachamovitch wrote. “We’ve...
  • Tech question about Internet browsers

    02/18/2012 4:57:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Here's one for all you know Internet Explorer (and for the Microsoft haters too): Why do TWO processes open on the Task Manage when one Intenrnet Explorer Window is opened?
  • Internet Explorer is the safest Web browser!? Ha!

    10/13/2011 7:28:52 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 25 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 12 October 2011 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: Microsoft is trying again to con people into thinking that Internet Explorer is the safest browser around. It’s not. At best, it’s tied with Chrome. According to Microsoft, Chrome on Linux only gets a 2.5 for security! Microsoft has always been fond of paying analysts to say that its products are best, or having partners release reports showing how their rivals’ products are second-rate, and, now, Web sites that “show” how Internet Explorer (IE) is better than Chrome and Firefox when it comes to security. Really? Didn’t Microsoft just release yet another major Internet Explorer patch? I quote from...
  • Upgrade your browser - the more intelligent option

    07/31/2011 6:36:07 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 94 replies
    I PROGRAMER ^ | 31 July 2011 | Janet Swift
    Results from an online IQ test taken by over 100,000 people have been reported as indicating the users of Internet Explorer have low IQ and have provoked some IE users to threaten legal action. But the study's findings are valuable ammunition for web developers. A Canadian company that designs, validates and publishes psychometric tests for recruitment, career guidance and staff development, released its report Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Browser Usage and found itself at the centre of a storm. The survey findings were reported by Jared Newman on PC World with the headline "Internet Explorer Users Are Kinda Stupid" and...
  • Internet Explorer 9 hammers rivals in download blocking test

    07/18/2011 8:39:44 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 28 replies
    Tech World ^ | 15 Jul 2011 | John E Dunn
    The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple’s Safari, an independent test by NSS Labs has found. Rating the browsers against a sample set of European malware URLs over 19 days in April, IE 8 achieved a mean block rate of 90 percent, leaving Chrome 10, Firefox 4 and Safari 5 in the dust on 13 percent each. Opera, which uses technology from antivirus company AVG, came in last on 5 percent. When assessing IE 9 with application filtering turned on,...
  • Internet Explorer 9 RTM launches at SXSW, hours ahead of global availability

    03/15/2011 6:36:57 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 14 replies
    Beta News ^ | 14 Mar 2011 | Tim Conneally
    As expected, Microsoft launched the Release to Market version of Internet Explorer 9 on Monday. The rollout began earlier in the day with a launch in the UK, and was heralded at an event at SXSWi in Austin, Texas. The browser will be available in 39 languages across the globe, and can be downloaded at or right here in our FileForum at midnight EST March 15. "The browser is only as good as the operating system it runs on," Internet Explorer general manager Dean Hachamovich said on Monday evening's event in Austin. But with HTML5 letting the browser tap...
  • IE Blows Away Rivals in Browser Security

    12/16/2010 6:25:31 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 55 replies
    PC Mag ^ | 14 Dec 2010 | Tony Bradley
    A new report from NSS Labs studies how various Web browsers perform when it comes to blocking socially-engineered attacks. The startling results show that Internet Explorer isn't just better than rival browsers like Chrome and Firefox--but leaves competitors completely in the dust. ... NSS Labs reviewed Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Firefox 3.6, Safari 5, Chrome 6, and Opera 10 to see how well each browser helps users recognize and avoid these attacks. Data was collected 24/7 for eleven days, with 39 discrete tests run every six hours. The testing included 636 URLs identified as potentially malicious. ... Meanwhile, Internet...
  • Why Do So Many Geeks Hate Internet Explorer?

    10/20/2010 8:28:50 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 80 replies
    How-To-Geek ^ | 18 October 2010 | HTG
    It’s common knowledge that almost every single geek hates Internet Explorer with a passion, but have you ever wondered why? Let’s take a fair look at the history and where it all began… for posterity, if nothing else.Contrary to what you might think, this article is not meant to be a hate-fest on Internet Explorer—in fact, we’re pretty impressed with the hardware acceleration and new features in Internet Explorer 9—but keep reading for the whole story. In the Beginning There Was IE, and It Was Good? We’ve all been so used to thinking of Internet Explorer as that slow, buggy...
  • Internet Explorer Gains Browser Market Share Against Firefox, Chrome

    08/10/2010 3:16:49 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 46 replies · 1+ views
    CRN ^ | Aug. 02, 2010 | Rob Wright
    Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT)’s Internet Explorer has staged a comeback in the browser war, reversing a trend of declining market share by posting two consecutive months of usage share gains against chief rivals Firefox and Chrome. For several months, Microsoft had been losing ground in the browser category. According to Web metrics firm Net Applications, Internet Explorer’s usage share numbers had been falling steadily for some time now; in September, IE had 65.71 percent of usage share last September, according to Net Applications, and had fallen all the way to 59.75 percent in May. But in both June and July, Microsoft’s browser...
  • Any JAVA Gurus out there? (Vanity)

    05/12/2010 7:26:02 AM PDT · by theDentist · 17 replies · 451+ views
    5/12/2010 | theDentist
    Am looking for a Java Guru to explain a few Java programming issues to me.
  • Surprise! Consumers Aren’t Helpless Morons

    03/13/2010 12:12:49 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 03/13/2010 | Shout Bits
    The European Union’s uber-bureaucracy spent most of the last decade prosecuting Microsoft for monopoly abuse. While the EU could have looked to the US’s decade of Microsoft prosecution to see how pointless regulating the swift moving technology industry is, the feisty Europeans had to make their point. The EU’s complaint settled on the fact that Microsoft bundles its web browser, IE, with every copy of Windows. Never mind that every other operating system comes with a web browser too, the EU reckoned that because of Windows’ popularity, Microsoft was abusing its power by forcing IE on consumers. The EU crusade...
  • Microsoft investigates new Internet Explorer flaw

    02/04/2010 10:04:31 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 14 replies · 387+ views
    CNet News ^ | 3 February 2010 | Ina Fried
    Microsoft said on Wednesday that it is investigating another flaw in Internet Explorer, this time a vulnerability that could result in an unauthorized disclosure of information for users running its browser on older operating systems. The software maker said in a security advisory that, although it knows of no attacks based on the flaw, the vulnerability could lead to a Web-based attack from either a Web site designed to take advantage of the flaw or from a site that becomes compromised via user-generated text or a malicious ad. Either way, a user would have to actively go to the compromised...
  • IE, Chrome, Safari duped by bogus PayPal SSL cert

    10/08/2009 1:10:51 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 14 replies · 770+ views
    The Register ^ | 5 October 2009 | Dan Goodin
    If you use the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Apple Safari browsers to conduct PayPal transactions, now would be a good time to switch over to the decidedly more secure Firefox alternative. That's because a hacker on Monday published a counterfeit secure sockets layer certificate that exploits a gaping hole in a Microsoft library used by all three of those browsers. Although the certificate is fraudulent, it appears to all three to be a completely legitimate credential vouching for the online payment service. The bug was disclosed more than nine weeks ago, but Microsoft has yet to fix it. Monday's...
  • Second unpatched ActiveX bug hits IE

    07/14/2009 4:34:55 AM PDT · by Gomez · 6 replies · 445+ views
    The Register ^ | 14th July 2009
    Swiss cheese browser gains extra hole Scallywags are using an unpatched vulnerability in an ActiveX component to distribute malware, Microsoft warned on Monday. The development adds to already pressing unresolved Internet Explorer security bug woes. No patch is available for the Office Web Components ActiveX security hole, although there are workarounds which can be automated for enterprise rollouts. The flawed component is used by IE to display Excel spreadsheets, greatly increasing the scope for mischief. Win XP and Win 2003 systems are particularly at risk, while the additional security controls in Vista cover Microsoft's modesty. Redmond said it's aware of...
  • EU Hits Microsoft With New Antitrust Charges

    01/17/2009 6:33:34 AM PST · by Glenn · 22 replies · 606+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 01/17/2009 | By CHARLES FORELLE and NICK WINGFIELD
    The European Union charged Microsoft Corp. with new antitrust violations, reanimating a pursuit of the software giant that has already led to more than $2 billion in fines and has defined Europe's approach to policing big business. In the charges, delivered Thursday to Microsoft, the EU accuses Microsoft of "tying" its Web browser, Internet Explorer, to its Windows operating system in a move that allegedly stifles competition from other makers of browsers. The action, which revives issues at the heart of a U.S. antitrust case a decade ago, comes more than a year after Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer effectively...
  • Microsoft issuing emergency fix for browser flaw (Save this title for future use)

    12/17/2008 10:38:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies · 2,033+ views ^ | 12/17/2008 | Staff
    Microsoft Corp. is taking the unusual step of issuing an emergency fix for a security hole in its Internet Explorer software that has exposed millions of users to having their computers taken over by hackers. The "zero-day" vulnerability, which came to light last week, allows criminals to take over victims' machines simply by steering them to infected Web sites; users don't have to download anything for their computers to get infected, which makes the flaw in Internet Explorer's programming code so dangerous. Internet Explorer is the world's most widely used Web browser. Sponsored Links (Ads by Google) Security for Your...
  • Google Chrome web browser announced: integrated search, improved JavaScript

    09/01/2008 1:37:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 553+ views ^ | September 1, 2008 | Chirs Davies
    Excerpt - Google have announced plans to take on Microsoft and Firefox with their own open-source browser, codenamed Chrome, by releasing a specially drawn comic by Scott McCloud explaining the app. Based on the existing Webkit rendering engine, Chrome will integrate not only tab-based browsing but Google Gears and a newly integrated search and address system called Omnibox. ~ snip ~
  • Latest Microsoft browser challenges Google

    08/28/2008 6:19:18 AM PDT · by fellowgeek · 19 replies · 231+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 27 2008 | Rob Minto
    Microsoft released a web browser on Wednesday that includes a feature that could affect the advertising model of internet rivals such as Google.
  • Web Sites Using SiteMeter Are Crashing with Internet Explorer

    08/02/2008 4:03:55 AM PDT · by dennisw · 35 replies · 748+ views ^ | 8 2 2008 | various
     « View all web results for SiteMeter Web Sites Using SiteMeter Are Crashing with Internet ExplorerWired News - 2 hours ago By Kim Zetter August 02, 2008 | 4:23:19 AMCategories: Glitches and Bugs A number of web sites that use SiteMeter tracking code to monitor the number of ... Attention Sitemeter Users: Your Site is DownMashable, CA - 3 hours ago Because they use SiteMeter, a popular free traffic metrics utility. As of this moment, there hasn’t been any official statement from SiteMeter via their ... SiteMeter causing blogs and websites to crash in Microsoft's ...Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog, WA - 7 hours ago...
  • EU leaders tread carefully ahead of Irish treaty vote [Lisbon Treaty Referendum]

    05/30/2008 6:17:07 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 11 replies · 187+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 5/29/2008 | Yacine Le Forestier
    EU leaders tread carefully ahead of Irish treaty vote By Yacine Le Forestier AFP - Thursday, May 29 06:31 pm   European Commission Chairman Jose Manuel Barroso smiles on May 22, 2008. With a potentially perilous European treaty referendum approaching in Ireland, EU leaders are doing their utmost to avoid any sensitive issues that might encourage a "No" vote and spark a new crisis.     BRUSSELS (AFP) - With a potentially perilous European treaty referendum approaching in Ireland, EU leaders are doing their utmost to avoid any sensitive issues that might encourage a "No" vote and spark a new...
  • Microsoft Releases New Web Browser Beta

    03/06/2008 8:35:59 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 13 replies · 206+ views
    Excite News ^ | 6 March 2008 | JESSICA MINTZ
    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) (MSFT) gave early testers their first glimpse of its next-generation Web browser Wednesday, and said Internet Explorer 8 will adhere to the same standards as competitors' programs. Microsoft's browsers, including the current Internet Explorer 7, gained notoriety among Web developers for handling Web page code differently than Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox, Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s Safari, the now-defunct Netscape Navigator and others. For the most part, major non-Microsoft browsers and outside developers who built Web pages worked with agreed-upon technical standards, while Microsoft was accused of adding proprietary code to those standards. The result: Web pages...
  • AOL Pulls Plug on Netscape Web Browser

    12/31/2007 12:17:16 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 79 replies · 491+ views
    AP ^ | 28 Dec 07 | ANICK JESDANUN
    NEW YORK (AP) - Netscape Navigator, the world's first commercial Web browser and the launch pad of the Internet boom, will be pulled off life support Feb. 1 after a 13-year run. Its current caretakers, Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s AOL, decided to kill further development and technical support to focus on growing the company as an advertising business. Netscape's usage dwindled with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s entry into the browser business, and Netscape all but faded away following the birth of its open-source cousin, Firefox. "While internal groups within AOL have invested a great deal of time and energy in attempting...
  • year end stats: IE7, FireFox, Vista, Mac

    12/28/2007 1:07:19 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 11 replies · 385+ views
    PCWorld Magazine ^ | 12/27/2007 | by Harry McCracken
    As is my wont, I'm going to do another of my periodic updates on the usage of Firefox by visitors, as shown in our Web analytics numbers. And since 2007 is practically over, I'll expand my report to look at some other notable numbers, too. First, let's look at browsers... 2007 has seen the first full year of competition between Internet Explorer 7--Microsoft's first sorta-modern browser--and the upstart known as Firefox. IE7 has steadily grown in usage over the year, going from around 24 percent usage to 37 percent today. But despite some predictions that it would strike a...
  • IE8 to be standards compliant: Good for devs and users

    12/20/2007 10:36:06 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 5 replies · 110+ views
    CNet News ^ | 19 December 2007 | Josh Lowensohn
    Standards, standards, standards. That's the general theme of a video about the next version of Internet Explorer, which will unsurprisingly be called IE8. Details thus far have been scarce, but in a half-hour video with IE's GM Dean Hachamovitch and Architect Chris Wilson produced by Microsoft's Channel 9, the two discuss the importance of standards, compatibility and interoperability with the upcoming browser. We also get a (faraway) sneak peak at a development build of the new hush-hush browser. The key takeaway? IE will finally be able to render the Acid 2 test correctly, which has historically been one of the...
  • IE users beware: RealPlayer zero-day flaw under attack

    10/19/2007 10:18:29 AM PDT · by holymoly · 39 replies · 218+ views
    ZDNet ^ | October 19th, 2007 | Ryan Naraine
    Hackers are actively exploiting a zero-day hole in RealNetworks’ RealPlayer media player, a software program installed on tens of millions of Windows computers worldwide. RealPlayer zero-day flaw under attack The in-the-wild attacks, which began late last night (October 18), targets a previously unknown and unpatched ActiveX vulnerability in the way RealPlayer interacts with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. The flaw is causing drive-by malware downloads when an IE user simply browsers to a maliciously rigged Web page, according to an alert issued by anti-virus vendor Symantec. The issue affects an ActiveX object installed by RealPlayer, accessible over the web using Internet...
  • I.E. job market explodes (Area snares No. 3 spot in national study)

    09/27/2007 11:56:58 AM PDT · by Smogger · 5 replies · 75+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/27/2007 | Michael Rappaport
    Orange County on steroids or Phoenix raised to an exponential power? That was one reaction to Wednesday's two-year study on job creation and retention by the Milken Institute that rated the Ontario-San Bernardino-Riverside area No. 3 among 200 large U.S. metropolitan areas. The Inland Empire trailed only Ocala, Fla., and Wilmington, N.C., two metro areas in low-tax, high-growth states, and was the only California entity in the top 15. "This study shows that this area is an economic powerhouse and will remain one for the next several decades," Ontario City Manager Greg Devereaux said. "This area is Orange County from...
  • Mozilla admits Firefox is flawed just like IE

    07/24/2007 10:43:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 53 replies · 1,758+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 23 July 2007 | Gregg Keizer
    In a public mea culpa, Mozilla Corp.'s chief security officer acknowledged today that Firefox includes the same flaw that the company called a "critical vulnerability" in Internet Explorer during a two-week ruckus over responsibility for a Windows zero-day bug. "Over the weekend, we learned about a new scenario that identifies ways that Firefox could also be used as the entry point," said Window Snyder of Mozilla. "While browsing with Firefox, a specially crafted URL could potentially be used to send bad data to another application. "We thought this was just a problem with IE," Snyder continued. "It turns out, it...
  • Steve Jobs announces Apple Safari web browser for Windows XP and Vista

    06/11/2007 11:14:01 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 52 replies · 864+ views
    Steve Jobs ^ | June 11, 2007
    Steve Jobs at Apple Worldwide Developers Conferences announces - 11:10 am - Safari 3 on runs on xp/vista Live transcript:
  • ActiveX flaw could affect up to 70 apps

    01/24/2007 7:53:33 PM PST · by holymoly · 29 replies · 835+ views
    IT Week ^ | 24 Jan 2007 | Shaun Nichols
    Vulnerable 3rd-party component used by more than two-dozen vendors. A vulnerability within a software component used in more than 70 products could allow for an attacker to remotely run malware on a targeted system. The vulnerability lies in NCTAudioFile2.dll, an ActiveX component used by Internet Explorer. An attacker could use a specially crafted web page to exploit the vulnerability and take control of a system, warned Danish security firm Secunia. The component is made by Online Media Technologies Ltd., a UK-based firm that produces .net and ActiveX components for developers. The company said its clients include AT&T, Dell, and Intel....
  • Browser Smackdown: Firefox vs. IE vs. Opera vs. Safari

    12/07/2006 1:03:01 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 26 replies · 6,610+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 06 December 2006 | Scot Finnie, Valerie Potter, Dennis Fowler, Preston Gralla and Ken Mingis
    People may be passionate about their favorite sports team, but if you really want to get them fired up, ask what Web browser they use. There's the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" crowd who tend to stick with the browser that's included with their operating system -- Microsoft's Internet Explorer on Windows and Apple's Safari on the Mac. There are the "I've just gotta be me" folks who prefer lesser-known browsers, such as Opera from Opera Software. And there are the "live free or die" open-source true believers who champion Mozilla's Firefox above its commercial counterparts. Then there...
  • 'It's Here' Says Microsoft; Launches IE 7 Final, Finally

    10/18/2006 9:32:00 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 337 replies · 5,804+ views
    TechWeb ^ | October 18, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft on Wednesday launched the first major update to Internet Explorer in five years, and posted the new browser for Windows XP to a download site. IE 7, which has was announced in February 2005 by chairman Bill Gates, has been touted by the company as a significant update in the areas of security and usability. The interface has been streamlined and tabs have been added to compete with rivals such as Mozilla's Firefox and Opera's flagship browser. On the security front, IE 7 adds anti-phishing defenses as well as additional features to control ActiveX controls, which historically have been...
  • Microsoft Posts VML Patch Two Weeks Early

    09/26/2006 3:54:43 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 18 replies · 849+ views
    TechWeb ^ | September 26, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft on Tuesday broke with its regular security update schedule for only the second time this year to issue a patch for a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that's been exploited for more than a week. MS06-055 provides a fix for the flaw in IE 5.01 and IE 6.0, Microsoft said in the accompany bulletin, and should be applied immediately. The Redmond, Wash. developer pegged the bug as "Critical," its most dire warning, for editions of IE running on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 machines. Windows Server 2003 SP1 is at slightly less risk. "An attacker who successfully...