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IE Usage Up Slightly in June, Still Down from 2009

IE market share rose past the 60 percent mark after two straight months of decline.

Microsoft To Disclose IE 9 Details in March

Microsoft plans to talk about Internet Explorer 9 at its MIX 10 event for Web developers next month.

Microsoft Launches Public Beta of Internet Explorer 9

With the release of its IE 9 beta, Microsoft on Wednesday promised that Web surfing would, from here on out, be about the sites users visit and not about the browser.

Microsoft Releases June Patch Targeting 34 Flaws

Microsoft today released 10 fixes in its June security update, with three deemed "critical" and seven considered "important" to patch.

Bulk of Patch Tuesday Fixes for RCE Flaws

Remote code execution flaws are targeted in the majority of items in Microsoft's monthly Security Update.

Tuesday's Patch Will Be a Windows Wash

Microsoft today signaled that a hefty batch of security fixes will arrive on Tuesday.

Microsoft Points to IE 9 Security Measures

Internet Explorer 9, released on Wednesday in beta form, doesn't talk to strangers.

Microsoft Issues Hotfix for AD Rights Management

IT shops using Active Directory rights management services will need to install an update before Feb. 22, according to Microsoft.

Windows 7's UAC Slammed by Sophos

Microsoft and Sophos are at it again, this time arguing about Windows 7's user account control feature.

Microsoft Releases Free MAP 5.5 Toolkit

Version 5.5 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit was released early this week.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Updates To Be Automated

Microsoft will start silent updates of users' Internet Explorer browsers next month.

Hackers Take Shots at IE

Microsoft's browser takes center stage at Pwn2Own contest. Plus: yet another vendor takes on patch management, and fixing Windows 64-bit.

Microsoft Rolls Out Security Baselines and MAP 5.5 Beta

Microsoft on Monday announced that it had rolled out two "new" security baselines for use with its Security Compliance Management tool, plus new setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8.

Microsoft's October Security Bulletin Addresses 23 Flaws

Microsoft is keeping IT pros busy this week as it issues two security bulletins rated "critical" and another six rated "important," all addressing 23 assorted flaws.

Hackers Tunnel In Via DirectShow

Plus: Obama names fed ITSec chief; QuickTime, iTunes fixed; Twitter users targeted yet again.

Microsoft Releases 16 Patches for June

Today Windows security released the June patch that features 16 bulletins: nine "critical" and seven marked "important."

Free Microsoft Office Web Apps Available

Microsoft launched its free Windows Live versions of Office Web Apps on Monday.

September Patch Aims at Windows Web Components

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its September security patch, which is notable for containing five "critical" security bulletins.

IE 10 Beta for Windows 7 Out Now

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that a "release preview" test version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 can now be downloaded.

Microsoft Collects Google's Search Data for Bing

Microsoft admitted to copying search information in response to complaints from No. 1 search giant Google.

Chrome Up, IE Down at the End of 2010

Google's Chrome browser finished December with a worldwide market share of 10 percent of all Internet browser usage, according to Net Applications' NetMarketShare data.

Now Available: IE 10 Platform Preview 4

Microsoft released the fourth preview of its Internet Explorer 10 for more testing.

Windows Use Said To Be Restricted at Google

Google restricts the use of Windows by its employees, according a story by the Financial Times on Monday.

Internet Explorer Security Bulletin Released by Microsoft

An out-of-band fix for a zero-day use-after free memory vulnerability in its Internet Explorer Web browser was released by Microsoft on Monday.

Microsoft To Release Out-of-Band Fix for IE Flaw

Microsoft plans to release a "Fix it" on Friday for IE zero-day flaw that surfaced this week.

Report: IE 8 Leads in Malware Protection

A Microsoft-funded report found that IE 8 outperformed four other browsers in protecting against socially engineered malware.

Microsoft Warns of IE Bug on Windows XP

Microsoft released yet another security advisory for Internet Explorer on Wednesday, mostly applying to Windows XP users.

Microsoft To Push Out IE 8 via WSUS on Tuesday

Internet Explorer 8 will arrive as an "update rollup" via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on Tuesday, Aug. 25, Microsoft announced.

Desktop Virtualization Tips for Testing IE

Microsoft outlined desktop virtualization tips late last week that IT pros and developers can use to test the compatibility of their Web sites on a single PC.

IE 8 Gets High Marks for Security in Reports

Microsoft is putting out the word that users of Internet Explorer 6 should upgrade to IE 8, primarily for security and standards-compliance reasons.

EC Opens Comments on Microsoft Browser 'Ballot'

The European Commission on Wednesday took another step closer to resolving its Web browser competition complaint against Microsoft.

Google Unveils Admin Controls for Chrome

Google announced today that it has rolled out enhanced controls for IT pros who install and maintain Google Chrome Web browsers within an organization.

Microsoft Releases Platform Preview 4 of IE 9

Microsoft today released the fourth "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9, the company's next-generation Web browser.

Microsoft Warns of IE 6 and IE 7 Bug

A new zero-day Internet Explorer bug awaits IT pros returning from the holiday break.

IE 8 XSS Vulnerability To Get Fixed in June

Microsoft is preparing a security update in June for the IE XSS filter in Internet Explorer 8.

Microsoft Office ActiveX Security Flaws Disclosed

On the eve of its July security patch release, Redmond issued a security advisory on flaws in the ActiveX control function -- the second such advisory in as many weeks.

Windows 7 IE 11 'Developer Preview' Released

Microsoft today released a "developer preview" of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

Google Dropping H.264 Codec Support in Chrome

Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to support open video codecs in its Chrome Web browser going forward, and it will drop support for the H.264 video codec.

Build: Internet Explorer 11 Preview Now Available

Microsoft launched a preview version of Internet Explorer 11 at its Build conference this week.

Microsoft Releases EMET 2.0 Security Tool

Microsoft last week released the latest version of a free tool designed to help ward off attacks to legacy software.

Company Draws Out the Suspense over IE

Security firm says it has found more holes in the browser, but they're holding off on the specifics. Plus: the IE patch took some time; China denies responsibility over Google attacks.

Google Finds Way To Bypass Internet Explorer Engine

Google introduced a coding plug-in for Web site developers that instructs Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers to use Google Chrome technologies.

Study: IE Scores Highest Against Social Malware

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 and 9 Web browsers demonstrated better protection against socially engineered exploits than other browsers, as described in a September NSS Labs report.

UPDATE: Microsoft: IE 9 Will Not Require Windows 7 SP1, but Don't Wait

Despite the excitement of last week's beta debut of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft wants organizations moving to Windows 7 to use its Internet Explorer 8 browser.

Q&A: Google's Enterprise Software Plans

Google described its efforts in the enterprise software space, including its e-mail contract win with the city of Los Angeles.

Speedier IE 9 Platform Preview 7 Released by Microsoft

Microsoft today released the seventh "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9.

Vista Users Won't Be Able to Run IE 10

One slight omission from news on the IE 10 Preview released at MIX 11: It won't run on Vista boxes.

Internet Explorer 8 Coming Next Month Via WSUS

Microsoft is planning to deliver Internet Explorer 8 via Windows Server Update Services, starting on Aug. 25.

Trojan May Cause Users To Reinstall Windows

Trojan:Win32/Popureb.E can only be completely removed by wiping a system and starting from scratch. Plus: Microsoft vs. Mozilla heats up; Sony readying for wave of class action lawsuits based on PlayStation Network outage.

Microsoft Investigating IE and FTP Security Flaws

Microsoft's security team announced late last month that it is investigating two proof-of-concept flaws in Microsoft's Web-related software.

Patches Galore In Store for 2010

With April's planned patch releases, Microsoft sets pace to exceed 2009's fixes. Plus: Conficker, a year later; how you set admin rights may be key to overall security, says one vendor.

Google Pulls Support for Internet Explorer 6

Support for Internet Explorer 6 appears to be dwindling after Microsoft's Web browser was exploited for well-publicized attacks on Google and other companies.

PDC: Microsoft's Sinofsky Reviews Windows 7, Previews IE 9

A year ago, at the 2008 Professional Developers Conference, Steven Sinofsky earned plaudits when he offered a mea culpa for the mess left by Vista.

IE Zero-Day Flaw Spoils Thanksgiving

Plus: Microsoft patches can result in black screens; when pandas attack.

Microsoft Warns of SharePoint Security Flaw

Microsoft issued a security advisory on Thursday for a vulnerability in two SharePoint products.

IE 9 Best Defense Against Social Malware, Says Study

Microsoft's newest browser topped the list of ones that provides the best protection against socially engineered threats.

Patch Tuesday To Deliver Six Security Fixes

There's no rest for the weary, as Microsoft is planning to release six security bulletins for this coming Patch Tuesday.

Adobe Reader and Microsoft IE Top Web Security Concerns

The majority of Internet security threats come from unpatched vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat/Reader and Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

IE: Trouble on the Franco-German Front

Plus: Google attacks may originate from China; password complexity not a complete deterrent.

IE 8 Finishes Last on Google JavaScript Test

Google last week provided an additional means for users to test JavaScript performance in Web browsers.

Windows on a Stick

Plus: Google phases out IE 6 support; Azure shines spotlight on cloud computing security.

Microsoft Readying Releases of IE 9, MED-V, Opalis and CRM 2011

Microsoft this week provided notice of some upcoming product updates and betas to expect in the coming months.

Ballmer Talks Up the Cloud in European Tour

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer went to Europe this week to help sell the Internet cloud, a key Microsoft business area.

Microsoft Embraces H.264 Video for IE 9

Microsoft voiced support for the H.264 video codec in future versions of Internet Explorer, while affirming Adobe Flash.

Microsoft Releases IE 9 Preview 2

Microsoft released the second platform preview of Internet Explorer 9 for review by testers.

Opera Beats IE in Browser Web Security

Microsoft's efforts on combating server-side Web vulnerabilities, as well as patching its Internet Explorer client, may be paying off.

January Windows Security Patch Lacks IE Fix

As expected, Microsoft today released two security bulletins in its January security update.

Google Fixes Bugs in Chrome Frame Affecting IE 8

Google has fixed bugs in Google Chrome Frame, including one that Microsoft called out as a security problem.

Windows 8, Windows RT Fixes Included in Microsoft's Final 2012 Patch Update

December's five "critical" bulletins and two "important" items affect all versions of Windows, including its newest Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Still No Fix from Microsoft for Growing Number of IE Exploits

Plus: An eighth of malware attacks come from USB devices, scareware instances are growing.

Microsoft Patch Load Lightens for November

After two straight gargantuan rollouts, IT pros are getting a break with November's patch load.

As the Black Screen of Death Turns

Plus: Patch Tuesday fixes IE zero-day flaw; third party takes up XP's cause.

Study: IE 9 Upgrades Have Enormous Cost Benefits

Upgrading from Internet Explorer 8 to IE 9 can represent a cost benefit to organizations, according to a Microsoft-commissioned study.

December Microsoft Patch Contains Critical IE Fix

As expected, the last Windows Security Update of 2009 will include six security bulletins -- three dubbed "critical" and three labeled "important."

Millions in Europe To Get Browser 'Choice Screen'

Microsoft will start providing a browser "choice screen" to Windows users in Europe this week.

Microsoft Free from Legal Scrutiny

A final legal judgment against Microsoft, rendered in 2002 over antitrust concerns, expired on May 12, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Investigating MHTML Vulnerability in IE

Microsoft released Security Advisory 2501696 in response a scripting vulnerability in Internet Explorer that affects all versions of Windows.

'Critical' Off-Cycle IE Patch Released

Microsoft today released its second "critical" off-cycle patch for Internet Explorer this year.

IE 9 'Platform Preview' Released at MIX10

Microsoft announced the availability of an Internet Explorer 9 "platform preview" at Tuesday's MIX10 keynote address.

Microsoft Closes a Record-Patch Year with 17 for December

Windows IT pros this December find themselves unwrapping a huge package of security updates ahead of Christmas directly from Microsoft.

Microsoft Joins W3C's Scalable Vector Graphics Effort

Microsoft is joining the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group.

IE 10 Takes Protected Mode Up a Notch

Windows 8 beta testers who are also looking at IE 10 will eventually run into a new feature, called "enhanced protected mode."

IE 9 Hits Release on March 14

The release-to-Web version of Microsoft's newest browser version will be available for download on Monday.

IE 8 Slowed by Third-Party Software, Microsoft Says

Microsoft admitted on Monday that some users of Internet Explorer 8 may perceive its newest Web browser as sluggish.

Standards for Self-Assessed Security

The Jericho Forum proposes security vendors self-assess and certify their security capabilities. Plus: Microsoft might release IE off-cycle update; Koobface shows itself, again.

Microsoft Issues Workaround for IE 6 and 7 Flaw

Microsoft published a workaround for an in-the-wild vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and 7, described last week.

Either Choose Security or Functionality for IE 10

Plus, the return of LulzSec.

Chrome Gains Browser Market Share at IE's Expense

After a year of dramatic growth, Google's Chrome has become the third most popular browser behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox.

16 Security Fixes Expected in Microsoft's October Patch

Microsoft's forthcoming October security update will be another historic rollout.

Microsoft Probing ActiveX Bug in Internet Explorer

Microsoft continues to investigate a new vulnerability revealed at the top of the week regarding an ActiveX control component in Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Fixes Issue Discovered in Pwn2Own Contest

This month's Patch Tuesday included a fix for an Internet Explorer exploit found by Steven Fewer. Plus: Anonymous releases personal information of San Francisco public transit users; Facebook, Twitter and Research in Motion discuss possible actions to dissuade rioting in London; AOL attacked by a server-side incursion.

Microsoft Proposes Browser 'Ballot' to European Commission

Microsoft issued a proposal last week that attempts to address European Commission concerns about its bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows.

Report: Windows 7 Surpasses Vista in Market Share

Windows 7 now has nearly 15 percent of the operating system market for business users, outshining Vista.

Microsoft Expected To Unveil IE 9 Release Candidate on Feb. 10

Microsoft confirmed today that members of the Internet Explorer team will be in San Francisco for a news event this week, likely the launch of the release candidate (RC) version of Internet Explorer 9.

What Patch Tuesday's Patchy Record Means

Plus: Firefox opens up to .NET; gauging Security Essentials' enterprise chances.

Microsoft Investigating Windows VBScript Security Hole

Microsoft described a zero-day vulnerability involving some older Windows versions and VBScript when used with Internet Explorer.

IE 9 Release Candidate Now Available

Microsoft today issued the release candidate (RC) version of its Internet Explorer 9 Web browser.

Microsoft: Security is a Two-Way Street

Partners and users are equally responsible for making a secure Microsoft experience; Plus: IE lacks the security chops of rival browsers; HTML 5 may not be as secure as Microsoft points out; More.

Microsoft: H.264 Support Not About Royalties

Microsoft on Monday provided additional clarification on why it will support the H.264 video codec in Internet Explorer 9.

Zero-Day IE Bug Exploited for Google Attack

Microsoft continues to investigate the first zero-day exploit of 2010 surrounding Internet Explorer.

Hefty November Patch Adds to IT Woes

Microsoft rolled out six security fixes in its November patch on Tuesday.

Microsoft Issues IE Patch To Address Zero-Day Threat

Microsoft issued a cumulative "out-of-band" security patch on Thursday for a bug in all versions of Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Unveils Privacy Control Feature for IE 9

Microsoft on Tuesday announced an upcoming privacy feature for its Internet Explorer 9 Web browser.

Arguing Over Botnet Taxation Leads to No Results

The debate continues over an Internet taxation framework. Plus: Report on IE and Firefox bug issues; Small number of Microsoft patches for March.

IE 10 Platform Preview 2 Shows Off Its HTML5-ness

Here's a version of IE 10 that only a Web developer could love: all that's new is support for several more HTML 5 features.

Microsoft Claims Google Is Bypassing IE User Privacy Settings

According to Microsoft, Google circumnavigates Internet Explorer's P3P Privacy Protection feature to track cookies of users.

IE Dips Below 50 Percent Worldwide, According to StatCounter

Internet Explorer use dropped to 49.4 percent in October, according to Web analytics company StatCounter in a chart for this month.

Windows 7 Gets Its First Bug

Plus: hackers try to bypass Windows 7's WAT; Internet Explorer attack can hurt the kernel.

Microsoft Preps 14 Fixes for Upcoming Patch Tuesday

Microsoft released 14 bulletins previewing fixes for a range of remote code execution and elevation of privilege exploits.

Google Goes Open Source With WebM, VP8 Codec

Google announced on Wednesday that it has released its VP8 video codec into open source under the WebM open Web media project.

Microsoft Advises Upgrading IE 6 To Avoid Bug

Microsoft provided more advice about a zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability exploited by hackers last week.

Microsoft To Deliver Large Number of Patches for June

Three "critical" and seven "important" fixes will be coming your way.

Enterprise Adoption of Windows 7 Increasing According to Forrester Research

Even though Microsoft's Internet Explorer is on the decline among users, Windows 7 has more than doubled over the past year, according to a Forrester Research study published this month.

Anonymous Site Threatens to Leak IE 9 Beta, Pulls Last Minute

The Web site IEBest.com posted late yesterday that it plans to release IE 9 to its readers, two days before Microsoft plans to release it.

Windows 7, Internet Explorer Tracked in Report

A marketing report released this week profiled two important Microsoft products, with mixed results.

Microsoft Beefs Up Interoperability Agreements

Microsoft provided more details about its settlement with the EC, particularly with regard to interoperability agreements

IE's Market Share Stabilizes in May

Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser showed a U.S. market share gain in May compared with competing browsers.

Microsoft Preparing Hefty 12-Item Security Patch on Tuesday

Microsoft began 2011 with a light touch, but IT pros can expect a decidedly heavy February security update next Tuesday.

Adobe Bugs Linked to Microsoft ATL Flaw

When Adobe announced that it would periodically have Patch Tuesday releases of its own to coincide with Microsoft's, it became clear that Windows plays a vital role in the third-party software firm's security repertoire.

Microsoft Sounds the Alarm on ActiveX Flaw

Plus: hackers aren't letting up on DirectShow; Microsoft helps defend against XSS; Apple and Mozilla work on patches.

W3C Unveils New HTML 5 Logo

The Worldwide Web Consortium today unfurled an HTML 5 logo as part of an overall publicity campaign.

November Patch Tuesday Comes with 4 Fixes for Windows 8 Flaws

Microsoft's first security update after the release of its newest OS features three "critical" bulletin items that address 4 reported issues for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Internet Explorer Flaw Can Cause Zero-Day Exploit

A security breach of Internet Explorer could occur if a hacker hijacks session cookies from users' visits to a Web site, According to Rosario Valotta, an Italian security researcher.

4 'Critical' Fixes Included in Microsoft's April Security Update

Six bulletins patching 11 flaws is the order for this month's Microsoft update.

Off-Cycle Patch from Visual Studio, IE

Plus: Microsoft's security initiative comes out from under the hat; Office in a sandbox.

February Microsoft Patch Targets 20-Plus Security Flaws

As expected, Microsoft today released 12 security bulletins in its February security update, targeting more than 20 software vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Focuses on Windows Phone, IE 9, Cloud in PDC Keynote

Microsoft kicked off its 2010 Professional Developers Conference (PDC) today by offering developers worldwide an update on its emerging cloud computing, Windows Phone and Internet Explorer 9 development platforms.

Microsoft: IE 8-Friendly Sites on the Rise

Microsoft cited progress on IE 8 use on Tuesday, suggesting that more Web developers are trusting the user experience with its newest browser.

IE 8 Hacks Slowed by Windows Safeguards

Even a fire-proof safe needs additional protective measures, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 is no different.

Microsoft Cuts 'Supercookies' out of its Diet

The company provides a comprehensive breakdown of the Internet irritant. Plus: Anonymous releases defense information; Famous individuals go to the front of the line with Google+

Report: Windows 7 Gaining Corporate Adoption

A report issued on Wednesday by Forrester Research chronicles the declining use of Windows XP, as well as Internet Explorer 6, as staples of the corporate desktop.

IE Use Grows Worldwide, but Europe Loves Firefox

Microsoft this week touted global market share gains for Internet Explorer 8 over rival browsers, citing July data from Net Applications.

Microsoft Goes Easy With November Patch Release

Microsoft's November security update arrived today, and it's something less than a Thanksgiving meal.

Use 'Protected Mode' To Secure IE 7, Microsoft Says

A setting in Internet Explorer 7 running on Windows Vista can help stave off a particular remote code execution attack, according to Microsoft's security team.

IE 9 Platform Preview 6 Available for Download

Microsoft released IE 9 Platform Preview 6, the latest test version of its upcoming Internet Explorer 9, yesterday.

Dell Kace Offers Free 'Secure Browser' Virtualization Tool

Dell Kace today rolled out a free browser virtualization solution that can help protect against Web threats.

IE 9 Platform Preview 3 Released, Supports Canvas

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the third "platform preview" release of its Internet Explorer 9 browser prototype.

Off-Cycle Patches Issued for Visual Studio and IE

Redmond on Tuesday released a security advisory concerning its Active Template Library technology, accompanied by two out-of-band application patches.

Microsoft's Intune Gets a Tune Up

Plus: Patch Tuesday provides the joy of RCE fixes,MySQL flaw classifies incorrect passwords as correct.

Microsoft's 'Gazelle' Browser Concept Going on Tour

Why can't a Web browser be more like an operating system? That's a question being investigated with "Gazelle," an ongoing project at Microsoft Research.

Microsoft Warns of Newly Discovered Zero-Day Internet Explorer Flaw

According to Microsoft's Security Advisory (2887505), released on Tuesday, the company is investigating active exploits that are currently targeting Internet Explorer 8 and 9 users.

Microsoft's October Patch Includes 'Critical' IE Fix

October marks the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft Working Overtime To Fix Windows XP Resource Hog Issue

Microsoft said it will be working through the holiday period to fix a Windows XP resource-hog problem that has affected some users for years.

IE 11 'Enterprise Mode' Rumored On Its Way

An Internet Explorer 11 "enterprise mode" feature may be on its way to address compatibility issues faced by organizations.

IE Zero-Day Attack Targets U.S. Military Web Site

An Adobe Flash vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9 and 10 was used in attacks n targeting those who visit the Web site for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Internet Explorer Zero-Day RCE Flaw Revealed

A new zero-day Internet Explorer flaw that has been seen to be used in limited online attacks, according to Microsoft.

IE 11 Improvements for Windows Phone 8.1 Detailed

Microsoft unveiled some new and changing features for the Windows Phone 8.1 version of Internet Explorer 11.

Internet Explorer Dev Update Site Goes Live

Status.modern.ie, a Microsoft Web site aimed at keeping the public informed on what new features and tweaks will be making their way into future updates and versions of IE.

Microsoft Security Update for July Released, 29 Flaws Addressed

Microsoft today released its monthly security update, which includes two items rated "critical," three "important" bulletins and one "moderate" fix.

Microsoft's July Patch Causing 2 Different Crash Flaws

Issues concerning Microsoft's July security update, released last week, have led to crashes for many users. One is connected to the InstallShield application and another is a compatibility issue with Dell Data Protection suite.

Internet Explorer To Block Outdated ActiveX Versions

ActiveX blocking capabilities will be making their way to Internet Explorer browsers on Aug. 12, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft Releases 'Critical' IE and Windows Media Center Fixes

Microsoft released August's patch on Tuesday with nine bulletins -- two rated "critical" and seven rated "important" -- that address 37 flaws across multiple Microsoft products.

Out-of-Date ActiveX Blocking Delayed Until September

Microsoft announced that its plans to blocks older installations of ActiveX for Internet Explorer has been pushed back to Sept. 9.

Microsoft's September Patch: IE Zero-Day Flaw Gets Fix

Microsoft's monthly Security Update was released on Tuesday with one bulletin item rated "critical" and three "important" items.

Internet Explorer 11 Backward Capability Options To Expand

Expanded support for IE 11's Enterprise Mode backward compatibility options is expected to arrive next month.

19-Year-Old Windows Flaw Finally Gets a Fix

Microsoft has released a fix for a vulnerability that has been hidden in plain sight since 1995.

Rumor: Microsoft To Release 'Spartan' Web Browser with Windows 10

Redmond may be working on a new Web browser that may be a deviation from its Internet Explorer line.

Microsoft February Patch Tuesday: 41 IE Flaws Fixed

This month's Microsoft security update has been released, packed with three "critical bulletins and six "important" items.

May Patch Tuesday: Internet Explorer Gets 'Critical' Fix

The company released on Tuesday its May security update, packed with three bulletins rated "critical" and 10 "important."

Microsoft Releases 2 'Critical' Bulletins for June Patch Tuesday

Microsoft on Tuesday released two security bulletin items for Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player labeled as "critical" and six "important."

Unpatched IE Flaw Details Released by HP

A research team at HP has released details on an Internet Explorer 11 flaw this week.

August Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Releases First 'Critical' Windows 10 Fix

Microsoft is welcoming Windows 10 to its Patch Tuesday festivities by releasing a fix rated "critical" for the new OS.

Microsoft Extends Legacy App Support Feature in Edge

Microsoft announced today that controls for managing browser use on Windows 10 have arrived for the company's new browser, Edge.

Open Source VP9 Video Codec Now Supported in Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft announced today that it will add support in its Edge browser for the open source VP9 video codec fostered by Google and its WebM coalition.

Microsoft September Patch Tuesday: Edge and IE Get RCE Fixes

Microsoft's monthly security update arrived on Tuesday, featuring five "critical" bulletins and seven "important" items to fix 56 flaws.

Enterprise Mode Tools for Internet Explorer Improved

Enhancements for the Internet Explorer app aimed at compatibility issues have been released this week by Microsoft.

Internet Explorer, .NET Framework and SQL Server Versions Losing Support in 2016

Many Microsoft products will be losing "extended support" in the coming 12 months.

Microsoft: Prepare for Internet Explorer End of Support

According to Microsoft, enterprises should upgrade their older versions of Internet Explorer to IE 11 before "uninstalling" ahead of this week's end-of-support deadline.

SHA-1 Security Certificates To Be Blocked in IE and Edge

Both Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Edge Web browsers will deny SHA-1 certificates for security later this year.

Microsoft Ends RC4 Support in Browsers with August Patch

With the Tuesday release of Microsoft's monthly security patch, RC4 support has been cut from Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers.

Out-of-Date Adobe Flash ActiveX To Be Blocked in IE 11

Those that are still running older versions of Adobe Flash ActiveX will not be able to access Flash content in Internet Explorer 11.

IE Patches and Microsoft Security Fixes To Be Seperated Next Month

On Friday Microsoft announced that how it delivers Windows security updates will be changing.

Windows 10 Creators Update Bringing Edge Improvements

Microsoft said that once the next major Windows 10 update releases, the company's Edge browsers will also be receiving a slew of new features and tweaks.

Microsoft Test Drives Password Alternative in Edge Browser

Users of the Microsoft Edge browser can now test an alternative means of carrying out user authentications besides passwords.

Microsoft Cuts Symantec Security Cert Support from Its Browsers

Certain SSL/TLS certificates issued by former certificate authority company Symantec will soon become unsupported in Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer browsers.

New IE Zero-Day Attack Surfaces

Microsoft, in a security advisory released today, is warning users of Internet Explorer vulnerability that could allow remote code execution by hackers.

Microsoft Warns of IE 10 Support Cliff in 2020

Microsoft warned this week that support for Internet Explorer 10 will lapse in 2020 for users of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

Microsoft Urges Orgs To Make Edge Their Default Browser

Microsoft recently made the case against organizations using Internet Explorer as their default browser.

Users Can Now Test Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge

Subscribers to the Microsoft Edge Insider testing program can now access early versions of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10, Microsoft announced Monday.

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