All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘IE’

Internet Explorer Is Pretty Much Dead

Yes, this is a headline from 2015. You might think that Microsoft’s much-maligned web browser has been dying for years – and you’d be right. But now it’s seemingly official. Microsoft is abandoning the Internet Explorer brand. Microsoft has already announced its brand new web browser, codenamed Project Spartan. And we’ve had more than subtle hints that IE was on …

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Microsoft Reportedly Working On New Browser

Microsoft has a new web browser in the works, according to a new report. ZDNet reports, citing more than one source, that Microsoft is building a new browser, codenamed Spartan, which is separate from Internet Explorer. Spartan, according to the report, would be part of Windows 10. Mary Jo Foley reports: Spartan is still going to use Microsoft’s Chakra JavaScript …

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Microsoft Postpones IE Java-Blocking Feature

Microsoft recently posted to its Internet Explorer blog that it would begin blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls as part of its “ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser”. It then updated the blog to announce that it had postponed it until September 9th. According to a recent Microsoft Security Intelligence report, Java exploits represented 84.6% to 98.5% of exploit kit-related …

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Internet Explorer Security Flaw Puts Users at Risk, Feds Say Switch Browsers

If, for some reason, you still use Internet Explorer to browse the web, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advises that you switch to a different browser for the time being. A major security flaw was exposed in Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 that could allow hackers to take over your computer. The security flaw was discovered over …

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Google Kills Chrome Frame, Its IE Chrome-ifying Tool

Google announced today that it is retiring Chrome Frame, its way of “chrome-ifying Internet Explorer”. It was a way to let developers get around the not-modern-enough IE of 2009. The plug-in left beta in 2011. Apparently Google considers Microsoft’s browser to be modern enough now so that there is no longer a need for Chrome Frame. In a post on …

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