Support for ancient protocols is being cut in the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Microsoft unveils more details on its new browser at its BUILD conference.
Every major browser fell to the exploits delivered at Pwn2Own.
Project Spartan will be the new default browser in Windows 10.
In a move that may seem all too familiar to long-serving Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) executives, another government has announced that it is investigating Microsoft for anti-competitive practices — this time in China. In a briefing and public statement released by authorities, Zhang Mao, chief of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce, said that Microsoft was being investigating for bundling both its browser and media player into copies of Windows. “Microsoft is suspected of incomplete disclosure of information related to Windows and Office software, as well as problems in distribution and sales of its media player and browser,” the statement read. This is far from
The Internet Explorer of modern times is a much different beast than the one of yore. The browser that was once synonymous with a poor websurfing experience is a much better product than it once was, and, as a sign of the times, often outperforms the rivals that were built to crack its monopoly. But for many, the very idea of using Internet Explorer gives a perception of going back to a time of poor rendering, security holes, and ActiveX errors — which Microsoft is well aware of and at one time considered addressing via a change of the browser’s name. In an Ask Me Anything
So, even though Microsoft categorically denies doing anything of any sort, I and many of you know that most of what Microsoft does is usually through 3rd parties like SocialChorus that are contracted to take all of the blame for Microsoft in the event that they say something wrong or get caught doing something wrong. And as long as there’s no smoking gun, Microsoft is basically off the hook. So, it came as no surprise that Microsoft got caught trying to pay people for positive posts about Internet Explorer, a browser that is already on its way up from being considered the bottom feeder of
Internet Explorer has had a pretty bad reputation over the years as a pretty awful browser, and from the IE6 through the IE9 days, that was a pretty accurate statement. However, nowadays Internet Explorer is fairly good and the only browser on Windows worth anything for touch. The guys and gals over at FireEye managed to discover this Zero Day Exploit and dubbed the entire operation, “Operation Clandestine Fox.” They claim that this zero day exploit targets IE9 through IE11 browsers, which make up about 26% of all browser users around the world which is pretty significant. Microsoft has also put out a security bulletin on
Ever since Microsoft overtook Netscape, its position on the browser market never looked so pale. IE is still used by majority of users world-wide, but market share started to slide with the launch of Mozilla Firefox. Opera is holding its also-ran position (and leading the mobile internet market), Google’s (unpolished) Chrome and Apple’s Surfari are only beginning to nimble the market share, but expect an explosion to happen in the next year. Browser wars are back, and they’re back in full strength: who is going to win? Mozilla Firefox leads the market share of alternative browsers and in some countries, such as Germany – enjoys