Category: Internet Explorer

Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Google Chrome 21 vs. Firefox 15 vs. Opera 12

By | September 26, 2012 | 14 Comments

Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Google Chrome 21 vs. Firefox 15 vs. Opera 12RoboHornet Alpha 1.

Just yesterday, Google has launched an open source benchmark tool called RoboHornet, which according to the search giant itself, “encompasses all aspects of browser performance and everything that matters to web developers, like performance of layout and localStorage”.

Now, before you get all cranky and claim that it’s just another useless test to demonstrate Chrome’s superiority, you might want to check the results first.
Continue Reading

Microsoft Faces $7.4 Billion Fine Over Browser Ballot Screen

By | September 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

Microsoft Faces $7.4 Billion Fine Over Browser Ballot ScreenEven though it took people two years to notice that the screen was gone.

Just some time ago, we have reported that the supposed ballot screen for the EU version of the Windows 7 was not actually enabled due to the glitch in the system.

Now, the European Competition Commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, has stated that they need to “react” to Microsoft’s misstep, suggesting tremendous fines for the software giant.
Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 10 Is 8% Faster Than Google Chrome 20

By | September 21, 2012 | 33 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 Is 8% Faster Than Google Chrome 20According to the recent report by Strangeloop, a company that specializes in website performance, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was 8% faster in loading the majority of web pages when compares to the Google’s Chrome.

As stated in the document, IE10 average load time was 6.392 seconds, beating Firefox (6.395 seconds) and Google Chrome 20 (6.906).

Interestingly enough, overall pages loading performance was 9% slower when compared to the previous year’s report, which is blamed on heavier and heavier web sites.
Continue Reading

German Government: Don’t Use IE

By | September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

German Government: Don’t Use IEThanks to a recent security vulnerability discovery, the German government’s Federal Office for Information Security, has advised users to use alternative web browsers until Microsoft fixes the issue, “a fast spreading of the code has to be feared.”, said BSI.

Meanwhile, Yunsun Wee, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing spokesperson, said the the software giant is working on a fix and it should be available in the next few days.

[Via: Cnet]

Poison Ivy Trojan Delivered Via Internet Explorer 7-9

By | September 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Poison Ivy Trojan Delivered Via Internet Explorer 7-9Internet Explorer 10 is not affected.

Thanks to some clever engineering, a new attack has reportedly affected computers running IE7, IE8 and IE8 running on Windows XP, Vista and 7 machines.

According to the recent report, by utilizing Adobe’s Flash Player to conduct a “heap spray” and bypass Windows ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) protection, attackers have delivered “Poison Ivy” Trojan to unsuspecting victims.
Continue Reading

Google Chrome Receives The “DNT” Feature

By | September 14, 2012 | 4 Comments

Google Chrome Receives “DNT” FeatureFollowing the competitors, Google has finally started implementing a much requested and widely anticipated, “Do Not Track” feature.

According to one of the Google’s spokesmen, the search giant has “undertook to honor an agreement on DNT that the industry reached with the White House early this year. To that end we’re making this setting visible in our Chromium developer channel, so that it will be available in upcoming versions of Chrome by year’s end.”
Continue Reading

Apache Overrides IE10 Do Not Track Tag

By | September 10, 2012 | 12 Comments

Apache Overrides IE10 Do Not Track TagApache HTTP Server, a software that is widely used by more than 600 million web sites (that’s about 60% percent of the http client market share), has recently issued a patch, which overrides Internet Explorer’s DNT setting.

What does it mean? It means that the majority of all the web sites will ignore the Do Not Track setting by default.

The patch’s author, Adobe employee Roy T. Fielding, has said the following:
Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 10: Copy / Paste No Longer Works?

By | September 6, 2012 | 9 Comments

Internet Explorer 10: Copy / Paste No Longer Works? Fix what’s broken.

Just yesterday, I have encountered a strange issue with the release preview version of the Internet Explorer 10. For some strange reason, it won’t copy or paste data from or to the web site.

Thankfully, I have found a cause and a simple way to fix that.
Continue Reading

New York Public Library Promotes Google Chrome

By | September 6, 2012 | 11 Comments

New York Public Library Advertises Chrome

Suggests you to ditch the Internet Explorer.

Well, here is something to kick start your morning. According to one of the redditors, the New York Public Library suggests its uses to ditch IE and use Google Chrome instead.

Little by little one walks far.

Firefox And Opera Security: Phisher Life Just Got Easier

By | September 5, 2012 | 5 Comments

Firefox And Opera Security: Phisher Life Just Got EasierPhishing by the data URI.

According to a report from TheRegister, Henning Klevjer, a student from Norway, has modified a somewhat old phishing technique (documented by Billy Rios and Nathan McFeters), which allows phishers to hide the entire malicious web page and transform it into a clickable link.
Continue Reading