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Internet Explorer bugs pose security risks

Anyone still defaulting their browser to Internet Explorer might want to be careful as a serious bug that leaks information has been found. The bug can result in your search habits being exposed, as whatever you type into the address bar is revealed to the host of the current website …

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It turns out IE and Edge are best for watching Netflix

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These days, most people only use Internet Explorer/Edge to download another web browser, like Google Chrome or Firefox. However, it turns out that Microsoft’s browsers are actually pretty good for Netflix, being the only ones to offer full 1080p streaming on PC. If you have been watching Netflix on Chrome and …

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Microsoft will move away from the Internet Explorer brand

Microsoft has confirmed that it is going to stop using the Internet Explorer brand with the launch of its new browser, currently known as ‘Project Spartan’. This has been hinted at in the past but speaking at Microsoft Convergence yesterday, Marketing Chief, Chris Capossela confirmed it. “We’re now researching what …

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Microsoft may launch a new web browser for Windows 10

Microsoft is reportedly working on an all new web browser to launch alongside Windows 10 in 2015. The project is currently codenamed ‘Spartan’ and will see the company move away from Internet Explorer, which has garnered up quite a bad reputation over the years. According to ZDNet, the new app …

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Microsoft fixes IE security flaw- even on XP

Earlier this week we reported on an Internet Explorer bug that could potentially hurt Windows XP users since the decade old OS was no longer supported. However, Microsoft decided that it wouldn’t be a good idea to leave its XP users at risk and fixed the bug. Microsoft announced the …

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IE security flaw puts Windows XP users at risk

If you’re still clinging on to the 12 year old Windows XP operating system then you might want to think about upgrading as a new security flaw has been found that allows hackers to gain full user permissions over your computer. This means that once a hacker has access, it …

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IE 6 targeting Aurora exploit is still kicking around

Despite it being over two years since the original Internet Explorer 6 Aurora exploit was discovered, Microsoft notified and patches issued, new exploits using the very same vulnerability are being discovered, which of course isn’t Microsoft’s fault, it’s the fault of all those IT managers that haven’t updated their company’s …

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Using IE? Hackers may be able to track your mouse

While this isn’t necessarily a vulnerability that could cause problems for the average user, those that make use of virtual keyboards – perhaps those with physical disabilities – are at risk thanks to a vulnerability in the Internet Explorer browser, making it possible for a nefarious few to track mouse …

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Template Monster survey explorers browser habits

The stunning simplicity of working with Template Monster product reminds you of first time you saw sliced bread, round wheels or the Facebook. The idea is so obvious that it is painful. Smart folks develop thousands of working web site templates and then make them available for a handful of …

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Survey shows Internet Explorer users have lower intelligence

AptiQuant, a Vancouver consulting firm decided to check the intelligence of 101,326 users by holding an IQ test and monitoring the browser they were using at the time. The findings show that users who completed the test using Internet Explorer scored lower than average. Other results show that Firefox, Chrome …

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Internet Explorer 9 – 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours

Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft’s latest browser was launched on Monday evening and has received 2.3 million downloads in the first 24 hours. Microsoft are very happy with the interest in their new browser, particularly due to the high profile hardware acceleration features which includes offloading to the GPU. Early tests …

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Microsoft release IE9 Release Candidate

Microsoft have launched the release candidate (RC) of Internet Explorer 9 which features improved privacy features. The release candidate will be the last pre release version for testing, before last minute bug fixes and final release. Microsoft have said that IE9 is available in 40 languages and they are saying …

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Firefox surpasses Internet Explorer in Europe

Following on from our news yesterday, we wanted to follow up with some ‘European’ specific information on the browser wars. Internet Explorer leads the way in most parts of the world, however it appears that Europe are adopting Firefox faster than anywhere else. Web Analytics firm StatCounter show that it …

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Internet Explorer 9 beta, over 20 million downloads

Microsoft have issued download statistics for Internet Explorer 9 beta. A staggering 20 million+ downloads in three and a half months. This figure is a record breaker for a Microsoft beta release according to the companies blog posting recently. The beta launched on September the 15th and now accounts for …

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