Internet Explorer (IE) - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/18081 en IE6: Retired but not dead yet http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/ie6-retired-not-dead-yet-240810?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.</p> <p>IE6 launched in August 2001, about two months before Windows XP shipped. Microsoft issued the final security update for IE6 on April 8, when it <a href="https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-018" target="_blank">patched two critical vulnerabilities</a> in the browser, then retired the browser as its patron, Windows XP, also went to pasture.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Web Browsers Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:13:52 +0000 admin 240810 at http://www.infoworld.com IE11 still zaps Windows 7 gadgets http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/ie11-still-zaps-windows-7-gadgets-237507?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/internet_explorer_galaxy_hp.jpg" alt="IE11 still zaps Windows 7 gadgets" width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Over the weekend, a longtime Windows user wrote to me with a problem I thought Microsoft had fixed ages ago.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows 7 Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:28:43 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237507 at http://www.infoworld.com Internet Explorer 'SnowMan' zero-day spreading: Use alternative or patch with KB 2934088 http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/internet-explorer-snowman-zero-day-spreading-use-alternative-or-patch-kb-2934088-237200?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/internet_explorer_galaxy_hp.jpg" alt="Internet Explorer 'SnowMan' zero-day spreading: Use alternative or patch with KB 2934088" width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Two weeks ago <a href="http://www.fireeye.com/blog/uncategorized/2014/02/operation-snowman-deputydog-actor-compromises-us-veterans-of-foreign-wars-website.html" target="_blank">FireEye discove Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Malware Patch Management Web Browsers Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:15:27 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237200 at http://www.infoworld.com If you use IE9 or IE10, Security Advisory 2934088 says get patched now http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/if-you-use-ie9-or-ie10-security-advisory-2934088-says-get-patched-now-236739?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/internet_explorer_galaxy_hp.jpg" alt="If you use IE9 or IE10, Security Advisory 2934088 says get patched now" width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you were following the news last week, you know that the VFW website was hacked.</p> Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Microsoft Windows Patch Management Web Browsers Vulnerability Assessment Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:44:33 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236739 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft delivers stopgap defense against active IE10 attacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-delivers-stopgap-defense-against-active-ie10-attacks-236727?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Microsoft on Wednesday issued a stopgap defense that protects Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and IE10 against ongoing attacks until the company issues a patch, probably in three weeks.</p> Applications Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Malware Patch Management Web Browsers Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:28:10 +0000 admin 236727 at http://www.infoworld.com One-third of Internet Explorer users at risk from active attacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/one-third-of-internet-explorer-users-risk-active-attacks-236411?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Microsoft late Thursday said that both Internet Explorer 10 and its predecessor, IE9, were under attack by hackers exploiting an unpatched flaw in the browsers.</p> <p>The extension of the vulnerability to IE9 followed confirmation earlier yesterday that <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246328/IE10_under_attack_as_hackers_exploit_zero_day_bug" target="_blank">active attacks are compromising the newer IE10</a> and hijacking PCs running the browser.</p> Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Malware Web Browsers Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:48:56 +0000 admin 236411 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft adds critical IE, XP fixes to Tuesday's patch slate http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-adds-critical-ie-xp-fixes-tuesdays-patch-slate-236081?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Microsoft on Monday unexpectedly added two more critical security updates to the list it will deliver tomorrow, including one for all versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) and another that will affect the soon-to-be-retired Windows XP.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Web Browsers Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:05:43 +0000 admin 236081 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft finds a few XP bugs to crush in next week's short slate of security patches http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-finds-few-xp-bugs-crush-in-next-weeks-short-slate-of-security-patches-235920?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Microsoft Thursday said it will issue five security updates next week, two tagged as "critical," to close holes in Windows and the company's Exchange-based Forefront Protection 2010 security software.</p> <p>Three of the four updates for Windows will affect Windows XP, the 13-year-old operating system that Microsoft plans to retire from patching support on April 8. After next week's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has just two more rounds of security updates on its schedule before it pulls the plug on the aged OS.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:18:25 +0000 admin 235920 at http://www.infoworld.com IE11 leaves Flash media hanging on YouTube, more major sites http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/ie11-leaves-flash-media-hanging-youtube-more-major-sites-231544?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/internet_explorer_galaxy_hp.jpg" alt="IE11 leaves Flash media hanging on YouTube, more major sites" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you're having problems getting Flash sites to display properly in Internet Explorer 11 -- whether you're running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 -- you aren't alone. Applications Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows Applications Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:58:29 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 231544 at http://www.infoworld.com Secunia fixes PSI to work with Windows 8.1 and IE11 http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/secunia-fixes-psi-work-windows-81-and-ie11-231465?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/security_bug_hp.jpg" alt="Secunia fixes PSI to work with Windows 8.1 and IE11" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>To the relief of many, the new Secunia Personal Software Inspector version 3.0.0.9015 can now work with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 running any version of Internet Explorer, including IE11.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Security Internet Explorer (IE) Windows 7 Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Patch Management Web Browsers Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:27:44 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 231465 at http://www.infoworld.com 'Blurry fonts' bug KB 2670838 persists with IE11 and Windows 7 http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/blurry-fonts-bug-kb-2670838-persists-ie11-and-windows-7-231035?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_broken_hp.jpg" alt="'Blurry fonts' bug KB 2670838 persists with IE11 and Windows 7" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Six months ago I wrote about <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/windows-7-patch-kb-2670838-fries-firefox-fonts-218186">botched Windows patch KB 2670838, </a>which caused Firefox (and apparently Chrome) to disp</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows 7 Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Patch Management Web Browsers Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:44:51 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 231035 at http://www.infoworld.com Move over, Clippy -- there's a new Microsoft spokesmodel in town http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/move-over-clippy-theres-new-microsoft-spokesmodel-in-town-230511?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>I've been saying for quite a while that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/see-you-steve-5-could-be-would-be-ballmers-consider-225492">Microsoft desperately needs a new image</a>. Well, its Singapore branch apparently grew tired of waiting for Redmond to conjure up something suitably corporate and banal. Instead, it worked up one of its own -- specifically for its <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2013/11/07/ie11-for-windows-7-globally-available-for-consumers-and-businesses.aspx" target="_blank">newly available browser</a>.</p> Applications Internet Explorer (IE) Cringely Web Browsers Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:33:35 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 230511 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft ships IE11 for Windows 7 http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/microsoft-ships-ie11-windows-7-230438?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Microsoft today released Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) for Windows 7, and announced it would soon start pushing it to customers as an automatic update.</p> <p>Three weeks ago, Microsoft signaled that the debut of the final of IE11 was imminent when it <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243188/Microsoft_ships_tool_to_block_IE11_on_Windows_7" target="_blank">shipped a blocking toolkit</a> for enterprise IT departments who wanted to ban the browser from their desktops.</p> Applications Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:16:43 +0000 admin 230438 at http://www.infoworld.com Google walks away from Microsoft's IE9 http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/google-walks-away-microsofts-ie9-230351?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>As expected, Google today declared that it has ended support for Microsoft's IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) browser for its own Google Apps.</p> <p>"Each time a new version of [a supported browser] is released, we begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version," Google said in a post to the <a href="http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.in/2013/11/end-of-support-for-internet-explorer-9.html" target="_blank">Google Apps blog</a>.</p> Google Google Apps Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Web Browsers Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:20:47 +0000 admin 230351 at http://www.infoworld.com Google pledges to support Chrome on XP into 2015 http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/google-pledges-support-chrome-xp-2015-228921?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Google today stuck a finger in Microsoft's eye, telling users of Windows XP that its Chrome browser will support their aged operating system a year longer than will Microsoft's Internet Explorer.</p> <p>"We're extending support for Chrome on Windows XP, and will continue to provide regular updates and security patches until at least April 2015," said Mark Larson, Chrome's director of engineering, on a company <a href="http://chrome.blogspot.com/2013/10/extending-chrome-support-for-xp-users.html" target="_blank">blog</a> Wednesday.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Google Google Chrome Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:26:42 +0000 admin 228921 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft ships tool to block IE11 on Windows 7 http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/microsoft-ships-tool-block-ie11-windows-7-228726?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Microsoft on Friday shipped a toolkit to block Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) from automatically installing on Windows 7 PCs, a signal that the new browser will release in the next few weeks.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40722" target="_blank">IE11 Blocker Toolkit</a> is aimed at businesses that want to keep employees on an older edition of IE. Its tools include a script that can be run locally, as well as an administrative template IT administrators can use to block IE11 through Group Policy settings.</p> Applications Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:42:00 +0000 admin 228726 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft pays out $28K to IE bug hunters in its first-ever bounty program http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-pays-out-28k-ie-bug-hunters-in-its-first-ever-bounty-program-228326?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Microsoft today announced that it had paid more than $28,000 in rewards to researchers for its first bug bounty program, a one-month special it ran during the summer for the preview version of Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).</p> Applications Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Application Security Web Browsers Vulnerability Assessment Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:00:11 +0000 admin 228326 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft to patch zero-day IE bug now under attack http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-patch-zero-day-ie-bug-now-under-attack-228169?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>Microsoft today said it will ship eight security updates next week to patch critical vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer (IE), with the one aimed at IE plugging the hole attackers have been exploiting for months.</p> Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Application Security Patch Management Web Browsers Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:37:52 +0000 admin 228169 at http://www.infoworld.com Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview now available for Windows 7 http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/internet-explorer-11-release-preview-now-available-windows-7-228091?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/internet_explorer_galaxy_hp.jpg" alt="Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview now available for Windows 7" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Microsoft <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2013/09/18/ie11-release-preview-for-windows-7-30-faster-than-other-browsers-and-even-more-support-for-web-standards.aspx?loc=zTS1z&amp;prod=zIEz&amp;tech=zOttechz Applications HTML5 Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows HTML5 Web Development Web Browsers Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:14:42 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228091 at http://www.infoworld.com IE zero-day vulnerability exploited more widely than previously thought http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/ie-zero-day-vulnerability-exploited-more-widely-previously-thought-227729?source=rss_internet_explorer_(ie) <p>A recently announced and yet-to-be-patched vulnerability that affects all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) has been exploited in targeted attacks against organizations in Taiwan since the beginning of July, according to security researchers.</p> Applications Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Anti-spyware Endpoint Protection Intrusion Detection Malware Patch Management Web Browsers Vulnerability Assessment Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:11:12 +0000 admin 227729 at http://www.infoworld.com