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.
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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.
Microsoft released a patch for Internet Explorer designed to close three critical holes in the browser, including one that paved the way for the Download.Ject Trojan horse.
Microsoft's "critical" security bulletins target holes in the Windows HTML Help system and the Task Scheduler. Still, researchers warn of new IE vulnerabilities.
The other day I attended the Chat with the Internet Explorer team. While I found it interesting and the fact that Microsoft is opening itself up more to the public by allowing developers to blog and allowing more public exposure at their conferences I will say I was very disappointed in the chat. Microsoft totally ignored the issues and the questions that really mattered were deflected and basically passed on for something more that Microsoft wanted to talk about.
Microsoft Corp.'s effort last week to fix a vulnerability in the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser program and end the latest series of Internet attacks doesn't address another closely related and dangerous vulnerability, according to a security specialist.
While corporate users are worried about security holes, they often rely on internal apps and Web sites that only work within Microsoft's dominant browser.
A Trojan horse program installed through malicious pop-up windows can capture normally encrypted financial information from victims' computers, security researchers warned on Tuesday.
The new version of Internet Explorer in Longhorn 4051 is version 6.05.4051.0. Even though Longhorn is many years away (if ever!) the folks at Microsoft have realized that people want more from their browser, due to popularity of the competition, ex. Mozilla. UPDATE: Longhorn 4051 review.
Microsoft on Tuesday said it was looking into reports of a potential bug in its Web browser that could help malicious hackers design convincing Web site spoofs. On other browser news, Opera 7.23 for Linux was released.
Web developers want to light a fire under Microsoft to get better standards support in the company's Internet Explorer browser, but they can't seem to spark a flame. Elsewhere, Eolas Technologies, which has the rights to a browser plug-in patent, has filed a motion to permanently stop Microsoft distributing Internet Explorer browsers that infringe the patent.
Microsoft has suffered another legal setback in the patent dispute with software developer Eolas and is now advising developers on workarounds, as new details emerge of its plans to tweak Internet Explorer.
Today it was reported that IE6's global usage share continues to rise. Internet Explorer 6 has shown a fast adoptation rate with a global usage share of 66.3% and it has a total global usage share of 95.4%.
Some experts say Microsoft's plan to integrate Internet Explorer into the operating system may bring "unwelcome side effects" and drive customers into the arms of the competition.
WinInformant informs us that Microsoft will be intergrating Internet Explorer to the OS from now on, instead of offering it as a standalone application.