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  • 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...
  • 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 patches Internet Explorer bug for Windows XP

    05/02/2014 6:29:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    telegraph ^ | 02 May 2014 | Sophie Curtis
    Microsoft has issued a patch for a security vulnerability in Internet Explorer to all versions of Windows, including Windows XP, despite claiming it would release no more patches for the outdated operating system after 8 April 2014. Earlier this week, both the UK and US governments advised citizens to consider using alternatives to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, after the company discovered a vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain access to users' computers and steal their data. The vulnerability made headlines because it coincided with the end of support for Windows XP, meaning that anyone still running the 13-year-old operating...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer security gap

    04/28/2014 10:19:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2014 1:12 PM EDT
    Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser. …
  • Hackers targeting newly discovered flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer

    04/28/2014 7:13:12 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 55 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | April 28 | Gail Sullivan
    Hackers are already at work exploiting a newly discovered flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that has left more than half of the world’s Web browsers vulnerable to attack, including those on many federal government computers. Microsoft said it was aware of “limited target attacks” in a security advisory posted on Saturday. The flaw affects Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11. However, hackers are mostly targeting versions 9 through 11, according to the security firm FireEye, which discovered the flaw.........
  • 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...
  • Veterans, If You Use Windows There’s a New Internet Explorer Hack You Need to Know About

    02/15/2014 11:45:43 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Kreft
    A security flaw has just discovered that lets hackers prey on visitors to a military veterans web page via Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser. According to Reuters, Security firm FireEye Inc. discovered the attacks against Internet Explorer 10 this week, saying hundreds or thousands of machines have been infected. FireEye said the culprits broke into the website of U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and inserted a link that redirected visitors to a malicious web page that contained the infectious code in Adobe Systems Inc’s Flash software. FireEye researcher Darien Kindlund said hackers were probably seeking information from the machines of...
  • 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.
  • Microsoft claims massive speed boost in latest IE 11 build (30 percent faster than the competition)

    09/18/2013 9:10:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/18/2013 | Seth Rosenblatt
    The new Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Release Preview is 30 percent faster than the competition, says Microsoft. But more importantly, Web browsing is once again a big deal in Redmond. Buoyed by the good news of market share growth in August for Internet Explorer, Microsoft is touting major improvements in the new Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Release Preview on Wednesday. The virtual machine version of the IE 11 Release Preview will be available at later this week. The IE 11 Release Preview, equivalent to the "release candidate" stage of the traditional software development cycle, is...
  • Problems with Internet Explorer

    04/13/2013 5:22:49 AM PDT · by quintr · 54 replies
    Am having trouble with Internet Explorer. Is anyone else experience problems with this browser. Return key won't work when typing emails and some attachments won't download with a note that there's a problem with IE. Any suggestions?
  • EU fines Microsoft $733M for breaking browser pact

    03/06/2013 10:46:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2013 9:49 AM EST | Toby Sterling
    The European Union has fined Microsoft €561 million ($733 million) for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company’s flagship Windows operating system. The penalty imposed by the EU’s executive arm, the Commission, is a first for Brussels: no company has ever failed to keep its end of a bargain with EU authorities before. … The Commission’s top regulator, Joaquin Almunia, said at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday that the fine reflected the size of the violation and the length of time it went on. It was also...
  • 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...
  • Internet Explorer Question?? Cant enter any text fields.

    11/11/2012 1:52:48 PM PST · by Don@VB · 38 replies
    Me | 11/11/12 | Me
    I open Internet Explorer to any page I click any text field, and no text will appear. The only text box that works is the URL box. (I am using my wife's computer now as no text would appear in the FR text areas) I just happened this afternoon. Any suggestions appreciated.
  • Brussels reopens 'browser war' with Microsoft

    10/24/2012 10:44:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 24 October 2012 | ( with Reuters)
    European Union antitrust regulators accused Microsoft on Wednesday (24 October) of breaching a 2009 order to offer a choice of web browsers to consumers on its Windows 7 operating system, the first step in a procedure that could lead to a hefty fine. But the European Commission, which acts as antitrust watchdog in the EU, said in July this year that Microsoft had not complied with the order for over a year—between January 2011 and then. … The EU’s top antitrust official reminded that companies had to live up to their commitments as the fastest way to solve antitrust concerns...
  • Germany warns users to ditch Internet Explorer over security hole

    09/19/2012 9:28:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies
    zdnet ^ | September 19, 2012
    Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the agency that looks after IT security for the country's federal government, is urging individuals and companies to stop using Internet Explorer. The warning comes after the news that zero-day exploits are already in the wild for a security hole that affects Internet Explorer, versions 6 to 9. According to the BSI, it is more than likely that criminals will use these vulnerabilities to target users. As there is no fix for the flaw currently available*, the BSI is recommending users ditch IE until Microsoft releases a patch. Microsoft announces the upcoming fix...
  • 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...
  • Patch Tuesday: Microsoft raises alert for dangerous IE, Windows flaws

    06/13/2012 9:39:00 PM PDT · by OldEarlGray · 77 replies
    ZDnet ^ | 12 Jun 2012 | Ryan Naraine
    Summary: Microsoft expects to see exploit code targeting at least one of the vulnerabilities within the next 30 days. Microsoft today warned that cyber-criminals could soon aim exploits at critical security flaws in Internet Explorer browser and Windows to hijack and take complete control of vulnerable machines. The warning comes as part of this month’s Patch Tuesday where Microsoft released 7 bulletins with fixes for at least 26 documented vulnerabilities affecting the Windows ecosystem. The company is urging users to pay special attention to MS12-037 and MS12-036, which provides cover for “remote code execution” vulnerabilities that could be used in...
  • Google Chrome knocks Internet Explorer off the top spot as the world's favourite web browser

    05/22/2012 9:18:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/22/2012
    Google's Chrome has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most widely used web browser in the world, according to statistics released today.Data from web analytics service StatCounter showed that for the week of May 14-20 Chrome has averaged a higher share of web traffic for a full seven-day stretch.The development will be welcome news for web designers, who have long struggled with the Microsoft browser's patchy implementation of new web coding standards. Enlarge   Overtaken: This graph shows the market share of the top five web browsers Statcounter's data showed Chrome in the lead in the field of five major...
  • Trouble loading ""

    03/28/2012 8:42:46 AM PDT · by tayper · 13 replies
    3/28/2012 | tayper
    Does anyone that goes to have trouble getting pages to load. Don't know if it's them or I don't have enough horse power.
  • 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 users 'have below-average IQ'

    08/01/2011 7:25:42 AM PDT · by fellowgeek · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 1, 2011 | The Telegraph Staff
    PC World reports that a "psychometric consulting" firm called AptiQuant gave free online IQ tests to 100,000 people, and then plotted the scores against the browser on which the tests were taken. It found that Internet Explorer users scored lower than average, while Chrome, Firefox and Safari users were very slightly above average. Camino, Opera and Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame were scored "exceptionally" high. "The study showed a substantial relationship between an individual's cognitive ability and their choice of web browser," AptiQuant concluded. "From the test results, it is a clear indication that individuals on the lower side of...
  • Need help with Internet Explorer 9

    04/10/2011 11:43:37 AM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 51 replies
    Self | An American In Turkiye
    Need some Freeper help from any computer folks please. Last night I received a prompt to upgrade to Internet Explorer 9. I did, and this new version SUCKS! The swapped the favorites and home buttons to the right side of the screen, and my toolbars are now gone. I want to go back to my old one, but can't remember if I had 8 or 7. I run Vista. Is it just a matter of downloading and installing IE 8 or 9? Any help would be appreciated, and no, I am not a computer geek, and I admit, I am...
  • Will IE9 change the way we use the web? (Microsoft's newest web browser a revolutionary product?)

    09/17/2010 8:56:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/17/2010 | Matt Warman
    The internet of the future is likely to look very different from the distinct pages and sites we visit today – that was the message as Microsoft launched the latest version of their much-maligned Internet Explorer web browser. And while every major manufacturer always claims that theirs is a revolutionary product, the company that remains best known for Windows and Office might just be on the right track this time. Headlines around the world greeted IE9 as Microsoft’s most ambitious yet, while others called it revolutionary. Respected British website went so far as to call it “ie-mazing”. Almost since...
  • pc help, please.

    08/18/2010 2:35:37 PM PDT · by ken21 · 13 replies
    freerepublic ^ | 081810 | moi
    i had problems with win 7, so i copied my files off, and did a reinstall of win 7. i'm using 64 bit. now picassa will not download my cell phone photos, and ie will not allow me to upload my pc photos as an attachment. a balloon appeared offering to download active x, but failed. thanks, ken
  • 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...
  • Severe IE vulnerability threatens Windows XP users

    03/01/2010 9:59:39 AM PST · by Gomez · 35 replies · 916+ views
    News of a newly discovered bug in VBScript and Windows Help files in Internet Explorer that could allow a remote attacker to run an arbitrary command has reached Microsoft on Friday and they immediately sat down to investigate the matter. After two days, they confirmed that this vulnerability "could allow an attacker to host a maliciously crafted web page and run arbitrary code if they could convince a user to visit the web page and then get them to press the F1 key in response to a pop up dialog box", but that there has been no news about attacks...
  • 2 China Schools Said to Be Tied to Online Attacks ("on Google and dozens of other American...")

    02/21/2010 10:18:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 356+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 19, 2010 | JOHN MARKOFF and DAVID BARBOZA
    SAN FRANCISCO — A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational institutions in China, including one with close ties to the Chinese military, say people involved in the investigation. They also said the attacks, aimed at stealing trade secrets and computer codes and capturing e-mail of Chinese human rights activists, may have begun as early as April, months earlier than previously believed. Google announced on Jan. 12 that it and other companies had been subjected to sophisticated attacks that probably came from China. Computer security experts, including......
  • Hackers attacked Google from China schools

    02/18/2010 11:13:22 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 303+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 1/18/2010 | AP
    The Internet attacks that may end up driving Google Inc. out of China originated from two prominent schools in the country, according to a story published late Thursday. The New York Times reported security investigators have traced the hacking to computers at Shanghai Jiaotong University and Lanxiang Vocational School in China. The newspaper attributed the information to unnamed people involved in the investigation. Google didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. The company revealed on Jan. 12 that digital thieves had stolen some of its computer code and tried to break into the accounts of human rights activists opposed to...
  • Firefox 3.5 wins top dog browser crown - sort of

    12/22/2009 7:31:06 AM PST · by CedarDave · 30 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | December 22, 2009 | Kelly Fiveash
    Firefox 3.5 trundled passed Internet Explorer 7 in the past few days to become, temporarily at least, the world's most popular web browser. According to analysis outfit StatCounter, Mozilla's latest browser just slipped ahead of Microsoft's surfing tool in the week commencing 7 December by grabbing 21.93 per cent of the global market. But it's of course worth noting that while Firefox might be top dog by version number, it's important to point out that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 is also pulling in plenty of punters. So when all the stats are combined Microsoft's browser remains the clear winner with...
  • Sneaky Microsoft plug-in puts Firefox users at risk

    10/20/2009 1:40:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,468+ views
    COMPUTER ^ | October 16, 2009 | By Gregg Keizer
    Thanks to a special freepmailer for pointing to this article. # SNIPPET: "Computerworld - An add-on that Microsoft silently slipped into Mozilla's Firefox last February leaves the browser open to attack, Microsoft's security engineers acknowledged earlier this week. One of the 13 security bulletins Microsoft released Tuesday affects not only Internet Explorer (IE), but also Firefox, thanks to a Microsoft-made plug-in pushed to Firefox users eight months ago in an update delivered via Windows Update. "While the vulnerability is in an IE component, there is an attack vector for Firefox users as well," admitted Microsoft engineers in a post to...
  • VANITY Is it Internet Explorer or a North Korean cyber attack?

    08/10/2009 7:23:58 PM PDT · by Havisham · 19 replies · 685+ views
    Hugh Hewitt, me, and a friend all had our computers crash while on the internet today. Rush had his MAC crash on Friday, two other friends experienced the same last week. I have had this Gateway desktop for three years and it has been absolutely bug free. However, in the last three weeks it has been surging then shutting itself down. I reset the settings on IE8 and that worked for several days. Today, complete crash and I had to restore my system in order to boot XP. Stayed in IE6 for a brief period then screen went ziggy and...
  • Microsoft to Sell Windows in E.U. Without Browser

    06/11/2009 1:30:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies · 1,783+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2009 | Bill Rigby and Gerald E. McCormick
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would ship the newest version of its Windows operating system in Europe without its Internet Explorer web browser, in a move to counter European regulators' concerns that the company unfairly forces out competition from other browser makers. The apparent climb-down comes shortly before the European Commission is due to rule on antitrust charges brought against Microsoft in January, claiming that the world's largest software company abuses its dominant position by bundling its Internet Explorer browser, shielding it from head-to-head competition with rival products. Until now, Microsoft has claimed that the browser...
  • How To Get FR to Refresh in IE

    05/05/2009 2:50:59 PM PDT · by Williams · 16 replies · 1,337+ views
    I know Freepers will solve this one quick, I now have 2 Vista computers thank you for the pity, and on both FR (and I guess other sites but I mainly care about FR) does not refresh every time I reopen Internet Explorer, I always have to press the refresh symbol. I never had this problem on my XP running computers. I can't find how to change the refresh rate. Thanks in advance computer wizarda.
  • IE8 vs Firefox 3.5: The browser wars continue

    04/29/2009 9:55:14 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 74 replies · 4,235+ views ^ | April 29, 2009 | J. Peter Bruzzese
    Features in Internet Explorer and Firefox run neck and neck. Will a victor emerge? It may come down to convenience.Every day I sit at my computer and open two browsers: Firefox and Internet Explorer (first 6, then 7 and, as of late, 8). ... Firefox opens my Yahoo and Gmail mail accounts. Internet Explorer is aimed at my banking and stock trading accounts. ... ... I made up my mind to drop Firefox altogether. [Then] Yesterday morning, I found out that Firefox released the 3.5 beta (4), and many features are the same as in IE8. IE8 has a feature...
  • Internet Explorer 8: What You Need to Know

    03/19/2009 7:28:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 2,522+ views
    pcworld ^ | Mar 19, 2009 | Ian Paul
    Internet Explorer 8 is moving out of beta: The final version will be available today at noon ET. The new browser is packed with new features and improved security features, and early reviews and impressions have been largely positive. I am sure many of you will want to get your hands on the new browser and maybe some of you are hoping to switch over to IE8 as your browser of choice. Whatever your motivations, here are 5 things you need to know about IE8's release today. Manual Download Only: You can only get IE8 by going to or...
  • Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 code to freeze end of day March 3, Beta 4 now on tap

    03/05/2009 10:01:59 AM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies · 1,419+ views
    ZD NET ^ | March 3, 2009 | Paula Rooney
    Bugs or no bugs, Mozilla will freeze the code to the much delayed Firefox 3.1 beta 3 by the end of day. The number of P1 blockers is now in the single digits but that doesn’t mean the release candidate is around the corner. During the weekly meeting today, developers said a number of stubborn Javascript problems and other issues remain in the code, prompting the decision to go for a fourth beta. Others suggested that a possible version number change (Firefox 3.5) may be in order to reflect the scope (and time investment) of the update. Beta 3 was...
  • Critical Vulnerability In Internet Explorer Found, Patch on the Way

    12/17/2008 10:00:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,184+ views
    Critical Vulnerability In Internet Explorer Found, Patch on the Way Jason Mick (Blog) - December 17, 2008 12:50 PM A new security flaw discovered in Microsoft's Internet Explorer has the company and its customers losing much sleep News broke in the security world earlier this week that a critical vulnerability had been found in Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7. The vulnerability could be used to take over computers and is known to be currently being used to steal passwords. Rick Ferguson, a senior security adviser at security firm Trend Micro says thus far the hole has only been exploited to steal...
  • Microsoft Issues Emergency Security Patch For IE

    12/16/2008 6:49:40 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,725+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | December 16, 2008
    Microsoft will issue an emergency security patch Wednesday for all versions of Internet Explorer. The patch is considered a critical fix for the security flaw currently plaguing the IE browser. So far, more than 2 million computers are believed to have been infected.
  • Serious security flaw found in Internet Explorer (Experts urge IE users to switch browsers)

    12/16/2008 4:22:33 PM PST · by Bokababe · 73 replies · 2,135+ views
    BBC ^ | December 16, 2008 | Staff
    Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed. The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say. Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it. ....
  • Microsoft sees 'huge increase' in IE attacks

    12/15/2008 10:36:51 AM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 52 replies · 1,527+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | 15 Dec 2008 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft warned Saturday of a "huge increase" in attacks exploiting a critical unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), and said some originated from hacked pornography sites. Other researchers confirmed that attacks were increasingly coming from compromised Web sites. Microsoft noted the upswing in attacks on the company's Malware Protection Center blog late Saturday. "The trend for now is going upwards," said researchers Ziv Mador and Tareq Saadecom on the blog. "We saw a huge increase in the number of reports today compared to yesterday." Hackers have been exploiting a data binding bug in IE for more than a week ,...
  • Realtor with major computer issues, any help?

    11/19/2008 6:34:04 AM PST · by TheBattman · 40 replies · 933+ views
    The mind of me (and my Step-Father) | 11/19/2008 | me
    OK... I will make this as brief as I can: My Step-Father is a Real Estate agent just outside of Houston, TX (Tomball and the Woodlands area). He uses Windows XP, and has a history of computer troubles, mostly related to scripts and worms that for some reason every Anti-Virus he has ever used just won't seem to keep out. I have jokingly told him to buy a Macintosh next time around... but he has held to his Realtor-related business requires Windows. Fine... Well, about every two weeks, his Internet Explorer (latest version) will not work at all - it...
  • I lost all my bookmarks

    10/14/2007 11:12:59 AM PDT · by bamabound · 27 replies · 188+ views
    Hey folks, Does anyone have the links to a post of all the quotes of democrats, pre 9/11, advocating taking our Saddam and Iraq having WMD. I lost all my bookmarks when FireFox crashed my system. I am currently discussing GWB's discussion witha liberal who does not know Bush was just echoing the previous administration. Thanks in advance and I will be backing up on the web next time. War Eagle
  • Keylogging Trojan Dodges Anti-virus Detection -Alert!!

    05/25/2007 2:34:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies · 2,045+ views
    HardOCP ^ | Brian Prince | Brian Prince eWeek
    A new variant of the Russian Trojan Gozi, armed with keylogging functionality, is making the rounds again. What makes this time different is that the Trojan can scramble itself to avoid detection by your anti-virus software. The Trojan is believed to have been spreading since April 17. Like the original, which was discovered earlier in 2007, the new version of Gozi steals data from encrypted SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) streams. The latest variant was uncovered May 7 by Don Jackson, a security researcher at SecureWorks in Atlanta. Comments Posted by Steve 3:15 PM (CDT)
  • Microsoft Steers Firefox Users Wrong On XP SP1 (WinXP Without SP2 Will Not Be Updated After Oct. 10)

    09/29/2006 1:46:38 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 72 replies · 2,126+ views
    TechWeb ^ | September 29, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft, which will end support of Windows XP SP1 in less than two weeks, incorrectly flags users running Mozilla's Firefox browser that they need to update when they visit the Windows Web site. The Redmond, Wash. developer has warned users of the four-year-old Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) several times that it will stop all support for the operating system Oct.10, the next regularly-scheduled patch date. It has repeatedly recommended that users update to Windows XP SP2, which can be downloaded free of charge from the company's Web site. On that Web site, however, users running Windows XP SP2...
  • 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...
  • Porn sites exploit new IE flaw

    09/21/2006 2:24:46 PM PDT · by Panerai · 7 replies · 508+ views
    Cnet ^ | 09/19/2006 | Joris Evers
    Miscreants are using an unpatched security bug in Internet Explorer to install malicious software from rigged Web sites, experts warned Tuesday. The vulnerability lies in the way IE 6 handles certain graphics. Malicious software can be loaded, unbeknownst to the user, onto a vulnerable Windows PC when the user clicks on a malicious link on a Web site or an e-mail message, several security companies said. "Fully patched Internet Explorer browsers are vulnerable," Ken Dunham, director of the rapid response team at VeriSign's iDefense, said in an e-mailed statement. "This new zero-day attack is trivial to reproduce and has great...
  • Need Computer Help (vanity)

    06/09/2006 6:55:13 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 36 replies · 464+ views
    6/9/06 | Lucky9teen
    I've got a problem with my home computer and I was wondering if someone could help me? My system is: AMD Anthlon Processor 1.24GHz, 384MB of RAM Windows XP Prof with SP2 Cox Cable (ISP) Everything was working fine until about a week ago. And it only happens when I start a browser (Internet Explorer and Firefox), but my system will hang and lock up while web pages load and it takes forever for them to load up, worse than if I had dial up. My curser will also disappear for a while and if I try to toggle between...