Posts Tagged ‘IE’

Google Discloses Edge and IE Vulnerability

Monday, February 27th, 2017

This is a fairly serious vulnerability. It’s surprising that we’re hearing about this from Google, rather than Microsoft.

Google disclosed a security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer yesterday that Microsoft failed to patch up until now. This is the second vulnerability that Google disclosed this month. Last week, the company disclosed a Windows vulnerability that affected the gdi32.dll dynamic link library in Windows. The new vulnerability that Google disclosed yesterday affects the web browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.


The State of HTTP/2 in Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer

Friday, February 20th, 2015

HTTP/2 isn’t quite ready for prime time yet, but it’s getting pretty darned close.

HTTP/2, an update of the original Hypertext Transfer Protocol last updated in 1999, is finally approved.  The update introduces several improvements such as faster user experience when browsing the Web, bandwidth reductions or easier use of secure connections. Work began back in 2012 when Google’s SPDY protocol was selected as the starting point.  You can check out the official Github page of HTTP/2 to access drafts and specifications.


How to Clear Web Storage in your Browser of Choice

Friday, February 6th, 2015

OK, so we already know how to clear cookies and clear the browser cache … but now we need to know how to clear web storage too.

Web Storage, also known as HTML5 Storage, Local Storage or DOM Storage, offers a way for web applications and pages to store data locally in web browsers. The data that is stored is persistent meaning that it does not expire with a session. If you browse away from the site that saved the data or close the browser, you will notice that the data is still there when you open it again or check for it locally.


Find Out How Many Cookies Internet Sites Save to Your System

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Like the article says, cookies aren’t necessarily bad … but it’s still kind of interesting to see how many cookies some sites save to your system.

A cookie is a little snippet of data that websites can save to systems of users connecting to them. While web browsers ship with options to block cookies by default or prompt users for action, the default way of handling cookies is to allow them to be saved automatically. Cookies are not necessarily bad as they can be used for a variety of legitimate purposes such as saving the logged in state of a user or site preferences without account.


Microsoft to Only Support Most Recent IE Version from 2016 On

Friday, August 8th, 2014

It’s helpful that they’re giving us about 16 months worth of advance notice. I guess I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope that by 2016, Windows 7 will still support the latest version of IE … so I’m not forced to upgrade to the buggy and supremely annoying Windows 8.

When it comes to supporting web browsers, most companies have made the decision to only support the most recent version of it and maybe in addition to that an extended support release version. Microsoft on the other hand has not done so up until now. This means that all four major versions of Internet Explorer available for Windows 7 are supported by the company. The operating system shipped with Internet Explorer 8 back in 2009 and users of it can install IE9, IE10 or IE11 on it as well either via automatic updates or manually.


0-Day Internet Explorer Vulnerability Patch Ships Today … Even for XP

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

It’s not too surprising that Microsoft has acted quickly to address the 0-day vulnerability in IE … it is kind of surprising that the patch also covers XP, a platform that Microsoft recently ceased to support.

You may have read about the latest detected 0-day vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that is affecting all versions of the browser regardless of operating system. If not, read this post that explains how you can protect your version of Internet Explorer so that the vulnerability cannot exploited on your system. Many news sites stated that this would be the first vulnerability that would not be fixed anymore for Windows XP after support of the operating system ended earlier this month.


Internet Explorer 11’s Reading View is Pretty Good … When It Works

Friday, March 7th, 2014

I guess I agree … but the improvement is very subtle and I really don’t see much difference between the “before” and “after” examples provided.

Internet Explorer 11 is certainly a step up from previous versions of the web browser. And while some argue that it is still lacking behind in many regards, it is generally seen as the best version of the default Windows browser yet. If you happen to run the Windows 8 operating system, you know that there are two versions of Internet Explorer 11 available on the system. The regular desktop version of the browser that functions like all other browser versions before it, and the modern app version of Internet Explorer that runs in full screen on the Start Screen interface.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for July 2013 Overview

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

It’s the second week of the month, and my computer rebooted itself last night … that means that it’s time for another round of Microsoft Security updates.

On today’s patch day, Microsoft has released seven security bulletins fixing a total of 32 different vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, the Internet Explorer browser, the Microsoft .Net Framework, Silverlight, GDI+ and Windows Defender.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for April 2013 Overview

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in this month’s Microsoft Security Bulletin …

Microsoft a couple of minutes ago  has released security patches for several of its products as part of this month’s patch day.  A total of nine security bulletins affecting one or multiple Microsoft products have been released. Products affected by security issues are Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Security Software and Microsoft Server Software.


Survey Shows Most of You Opt to Pay for Your Security

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

This isn’t too surprising, but it is kind of surprising to see how many folks rely on free anti-virus solutions …

By the title above I did not mean to imply that people are pirating their anti-virus software. While some likely do, there is probably not much that could be worse than running a pirated copy of a program that is designed to protect you and actually trusting it to do so. No in fact, what I meant is that a recent survey shows that most people opt for paid solutions over free ones.