AmigaWorld.net (by the way, check their brand new mobile site too) reader Olegil demonstrates how to read Windows' clipboard, by using the IE 5+ clipboard API. IE's clipboard API is a known design-decision feature which allows for better interoperability with Office/VBA. But as Olegil shows, the rules of the game are too loose and information can be stolen and stored on a remote server.
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The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Microsoft, refusing to hear the software company's request that its liability in a patent-infringement case be limited to domestic sales of its web browser.
Microsoft plans to discontinue the use of the SSLv2 (Secure Socket Layer) protocol in the coming Internet Explorer browser refresh. In its place, he company will fit the stronger TLSv1 (Transport Layer Security) protocol into IE 7 as part of an overall plan to improve the security and user experience for HTTPS connections.
In a recent blog posting, Internet Explorer's lead program manager Chris Wilson revealed many of the technical improvements that Microsoft will add to IE 7.0 for its final release. Almost all the improvements are related to bugs in IE's implementation of CSS. Many of these bugs aren't fixed in the currently available IE 7.0 Beta release. Wilson's post raises some serious questions about IE 7.0.
The focus of this white paper is to describe the basic workings of a new capability, the Microsoft Phishing Filter, that will be included in the upcoming release of Internet Explorer 7. The Microsoft Phishing Filter will help provide consumers with a dynamic system of warning and protection against potential phishing attacks.
Microsoft released it's much anticipated Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1 today, but only to MSDN subscribers and a pretty small set of pre-enrolled beta test participants. FlexBeta goes inside the new beta.
As Microsoft inches closer to the first beta release of Internet Explorer 7, the company's development advisors have been advising Web site developers and managers to run certain tests now to prevent problems when the beta version does appear.
Bink.nu is the first site to post some real IE7 screenshots that show, amongst other things, some suspiciously familiar RSS abilities.
Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer don't have to wait until the release of version 7 to use tabbed browsing. Microsoft announced yesterday that with the newest MSN Search Toolbar, users can upgrade their current IE 6 and add the sought after functionality. You can read the story here.
Microsoft finally told Web developers what they've wanted to hear for years, promising support for graphics and style sheet standards.
Microsoft engineers are investigating a pair of highly critical Windows product flaws reported by private security research outfit eEye Digital Security.
The first beta of IE 7.0 isn't expected for a few more months. But information on Microsoft's security, standards and interface plans are trickling out now.
Flexbeta.net reports that today at RSA, it was announced a new beta version for Internet Explorer 7.
Microsoft Corp. recently held a secret Webcast with some of its closest partners to discuss ways in which the company might improve its Internet Explorer browser and customer confidence in the platform.
Microsoft is not planning an upgrade to Internet Explorer until at least 2006, when the next version of Windows is released. The company is busy building and testing a faster (and more secure) version, and Jim Allchin, head of the Windows platform division, says, "We have a very, very innovative set of capabilities that we're putting in the next version."
Microsoft has said it will take "appropriate action" to fix a problem in Internet Explorer and Windows XP SP2 that allows a malicious Web site to bypass the browser's warnings when downloading potentially harmful content.
Surprising analysts, the share of Microsoft's Web browser dips again as Mozilla's open-source Firefox browser gains momentum ahead of its launch.
Despite all appearances, Microsoft insists it hasn't lost interest in Web browsers.
Microsoft's web browser, Internet Explorer, is continuing its slow but steady slide in market share. According to fresh numbers from web metrics firm Websidestory, IE's share has slipped 1.8 per cent in the last three months.
An independent researcher warned that an Internet Explorer vulnerability could turn drag-and-drop into drag-and-infect, even on computers updated with Microsoft's latest security patch.