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Internet Explorer zero-day exploit affects a quarter of Internet browsers

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit affects a quarter of Internet browsers

Security firm FireEye has just disclosed a new zero-day vulnerability that is being used to attack more recent versions of Internet Explorer. This exploit leaves almost 25 percent of the browsers in the market quite defenseless and open to hacker attacks.

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Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer 9 Mobile Test Drive

Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer 9 Mobile Test Drive

If you want to see how your website will look in Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 mobile browser, then you can now do so with a new Mobile Test Drive site. Microsoft has just launched the tool so that developers can make sure their sites mesh with the new browser that's set to launch with the upcoming Windows Phone 7.1 Mango update.

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Firefox 4 beat IE9 market share on launch day

Firefox 4 beat IE9 market share on launch day

StatCoutner has offered up the stats on what the market share of Firefox 4 was like and compared the numbers for the launch of IE9. Firefox 4 went up for download on the 22 of March. StatCounter reports that Firefox 4 had grabbed 1.95% of the browser market in only a day on the market.

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2.35m IE9 downloads in 24hrs, but Tracking Protection prompts criticism

2.35m IE9 downloads in 24hrs, but Tracking Protection prompts criticism

Microsoft has seen over 2.35m downloads of Internet Explorer 9 in the first 24 hours that the updated browser has been available. The impressive stats - averaging out to more than 27 downloads every second - make IE9 twice as popular as its beta predecessor.

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Windows Internet Explorer 9 to Launch at SXSW [Announcement Video]

Windows Internet Explorer 9 to Launch at SXSW [Announcement Video]

Ryan Gavin and Dean Hachamovitch, Marketing Guy and Engineer, respectively, for Internet Explorer, have announced that the final build and release of Internet Explorer 9 will indeed be at the party they're throwing at South by Southwest in Texas on March 14th, 2011. They've decided to first announce this to their very favorite community at Channel9, a bunch of developers who are in love with the internet platform, and they've spoken here in a video at length what the browser will be able to do.

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Possibly Coming March 24th

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Possibly Coming March 24th

At next month's Tech.Ed India 2011 from March 23rd-25th, Microsoft’s general manager of Windows Live and Internet Explorer, Brian Hall, will be giving a keynote speech on the 24th. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could have its formal introduction there as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently stated in February that IE9 is expected within the next month and that “it will be the best browser…that you’ve ever used” and a “great piece of work.”

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Windows Phone 7 Major Update To Include Multitasking And IE9

Windows Phone 7 Major Update To Include Multitasking And IE9

Microsoft just announced at the MWC today what lies ahead for Windows Phone 7. Several new features are scheduled for an update due out in the first two weeks of March while several other major features should be updated by the second half of this year.

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 RC Released

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 RC Released

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 is looking promising and today they just unleashed the RC (release candidate) version for all to download. This RC build is considered feature complete meaning that it pretty much resembles the final release except for some additional bug fixes. This release includes a customizable Tracking Protection feature, a more streamlined interface, and overall improved performance.

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Microsoft releases H.264 plugin for Chrome; IE9 WebM video via plugin

Microsoft releases H.264 plugin for Chrome; IE9 WebM video via plugin

Microsoft has released an H.264 video plug-in for Google Chrome on Windows today, following the debut of a similar plug-in for Firefox back in last year. Meanwhile, the company has also confirmed that Internet Explorer 9 will support H.264; WebM video playback, as Google announced it would be switching to in Chrome and dropping H.264 in the process, will be supported in IE9 via third-party plug-ins.

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IE9 5x more malware secure than Firefox say researchers

IE9 5x more malware secure than Firefox say researchers

Internet Explorer 9 has been praised for its malware-blocking abilities, with researchers NSS Labs finding [pdf link] the Microsoft browser was more than five times more likely to protect surfers from socially-engineered malware than Firefox 3.6. Looking solely at "a web page link that directly leads to a download that delivers a malicious payload whose content type would lead to execution, or more generally a website known to host malware links" - i.e. fake downloads as often seen on Facebook or Twitter - the research found IE9 capable of blocking 99-percent of the threats encountered.

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IE9 anti-tracking protection measures detailed after FTC privacy pan

IE9 anti-tracking protection measures detailed after FTC privacy pan

Microsoft will debut anti-tracking technology as part of Internet Explorer 9, which will use "Tracking Protection Lists" (TPL) to better allow surfers control over which sites can see where they've been browsing previously. According to the company's IE blog, the system will be similar to a "do not call" register for phones, with users creating lists of trusted or untrusted sites in their TPLs that set out which sites can access cookies, images, HTML and other code.

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IE9 SunSpider oddness prompts Microsoft benchmark-gaming rumors

IE9 SunSpider oddness prompts Microsoft benchmark-gaming rumors

Unusual testing results have led to speculation that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 engineers are building the browser to return unusually high benchmark results, unwarranted by overall performance. Mozilla coder Rob Sayre noticed that IE9 consistently managed a score at least 10x faster than every other browser on SunSpider's math-cordic test; he tweaked a few variations into the test (which should all have roughly the same results), and found that the performance boon only applied in the default SunSpider benchmarking.

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