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Hackers exploit 0-day: Kick IE to the curb or catch a nasty Poison Ivy itch?

Do you use Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 or 9? If so, then you might catch a nasty itch since malicious hackers are using those IE browsers "to install the Poison Ivy Trojan—malware that can steal data or take remote control of PCs," the...

Microsoft to patch Windows 8 Flash bug before OS released

No patching before release meant the forthcoming operating system would be vulnerable to attack immediately after it was made available

Apache fires at Microsoft over IE10's DNT privacy settings

Do Not Track (DNT) is supposed to protect a user's privacy; in theory if you have it on, then it tells advertisers not to stalk you around the web, not to track, build and sell your web behavior profile to yet other third parties....

Microsoft on a roll, gets Congressional support for IE10 DNT, announces Windows Phone 8

Microsoft is on quite the roll; after announcing Do Not Track will be turned on by default for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and meeting resistance from the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group, Microsoft received DNT support...

Internet Explorer Flaw Triggers Google Nation-State Attack Message

Microsoft issued a patch to address the vulnerability in IE, but the flaw triggering the warning message was not addressed.

Is Microsoft right and W3C wrong about Do Not Track being turned on by default?

Some of us, including Senator Al Franken, believe privacy is a fundamental right. Choice is great, but it's also a problem since many users will not take steps to change settings and protect themselves or their privacy. Microsoft led...

Do-Not-Track Tools: Hands-On Showdown

Regulators are urging companies to alert consumers about data-gathering activities--but you can seize control now

Pwn Fest: Hackers Shame IE9, Chrome, Firefox in Pwn2Own & Pwnium

During the three-day CanSecWest security conference in Canada, the four browser targets for Pwn2Own were Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, all of which were running "the latest, fully...

Google, Facebook bypass IE privacy settings; researchers say Microsoft knew since 2010

Microsoft announced that after it learned Google was bypassing Safari privacy settings, that it "discovered" Google is also bypassing IE privacy settings. In 2002 with IE 6, Microsoft implemented a Platform for Privacy Preferences...

Valentine's Day Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to Issue 9 Patches, 4 Critical

Microsoft Thursday said that the second Patch Tuesday of 2012 will see nine security bulletins, four of which were deemed critical. Three of the four critical bulletins address vulnerabilities in Windows, one of which also targets an...

Security Researchers: 'Did Google Pull a Fast One on Firefox and Safari Users?'

Social engineering comes in all flavors, from white hats pen testing enterprise security to plain old criminals -- who happen to play in the cyber world -- so cyber criminals who want you to click on a link for a drive-by-download,...

Something fishy about Google Chrome's Safe Browsing API, lab says

A research firm that measures the security effectiveness of browsers noticed something it thought might be fishy with the way Chrome was doing things. Turns out, there may currently be a privacy concern about Google's use of end user...

Google Privacy Issues Let Microsoft Tout IE9's Safeguards

Concerns about Google's revamped privacy policies give Microsoft an opening to promote the tracking protection built into Internet Explorer.

Security Roundup: Security Concerns Slam Google Apps Rollout in LA; 760 Companies and Research Institutions Hacked?

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to halt efforts to bring the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) into the Google Apps services used by 17,000 other Los Angeles employees. The LAPD portion of the $7.25 million contract with...

Microsoft to Start Automatic Updates of IE Without Asking the User

Microsoft next year will change its automated update process for the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser to push out the latest version of the browser for XP, Vista and Windows 7 without the notification-style install prompt presented...

Chrome is Most Secure of the Top Three Browsers, Study Finds

Internet Explorer takes second place while Firefox comes in third, Accuvant reports.

3 Ways to Save Yourself After a Phishing Attack

Figures don't lie, the old aphorism goes, but liars can figure. And after nearly 20 years covering technology, I've realized that you could update that saying to: Benchmarks don't lie, but liars can benchmark. What brings this to...

Windows 8 Update: the End of Adobe Flash?

Microsoft says it will rely on HTML5 for the Metro-style interface of Internet Explorer 10.

World Gone Mad: Microsoft Security Praised Again? MS Researchers Embracing GIMP?

If you aren't sitting, you might do so, since hackers are praising Microsoft security, Kapersky Labs likes Microsoft's security, and now IE9 has been crowned with offering the best protection against drive-by-downloads. If that...

Internet Explorer is best at protecting against drive-by downloads

Internet Explorer is better at defending against drive-by downloads than competitors' browsers and the contest isn't even close, according to a worldwide test of browsers by security research firm NSS Labs. Internet Explorer scored a...

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