Category: Internet Explorer

Google Pulls the Trigger, Halts IE6 Support

By | February 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

Google Pulls the Trigger, Halts IE6 SupportIt’s finally happening. After years of waiting, Google has pulled off Internet Explorer 6 support from 2 of their apps: Google Sites and Docs.

Last year, company asked IE6 users to upgrade their browsers, when such visited popular video sharing site YouTube.com

Here’s what Google said in their official statement: Continue Reading

Make and Stab Internet Explorer Voodoo Doll

By | January 31, 2010 | 7 Comments

If you really hate Internet Explorer, this toy is for you: IE Voodoo Doll. Just take a needle and stab it all day long.

It’s easy to make one and it will only take 30-60 minutes of your time (8×8 cm or 3.15×3.15 in). Here is a tutorial to check out.

Stab Internet Explorer Voodoo Doll

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

By | January 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Microsoft Fills a Patent for an Enhanced Tabbed Browsing

By | January 25, 2010 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Fills a Patent for an Enhanced Tabbed BrowsingSome time ago, Microsoft has filed a patent, designed to improve tabbed browsing functionality, which might be revealed in the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release.

Abstract (as from uspto.gov):
The techniques and mechanisms described herein are directed to a method for managing and selecting one out of large set of open tabs in a tabbed browser. Browsing software is configured to provide a quick pick user-interface that visually displays the content of the several tabs, such as a by displaying a thumbnail for each tab. The thumbnails allow a user to easily distinguish between each opened tab. Continue Reading

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security Vulnerability

By | January 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security VulnerabilityAfter promising to fix Internet Explorer „Aurora“ security vunlerability as soon as possible, Microsoft kept its promises and released patch earlier today.

You may download it from the following page for IE5, 6, 7 and 8.

Here is an interesting thing: Maxthon browser (IE based) has „fixed“ the very same vunlerability yesterday with the following claim: „Maxthon Beats Microsoft to the Punch Creating Barrier to Zero-day Attacks“. Which prevented uses to get tricked into Aurora trap.

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security Vulnerability
Picture Source: Maxthon

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Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as Possible

By | January 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as PossibleAs anticipation for Internet Explorer 6 security fix grows, Microsoft has decided to go “out of band” and release it as a standalone patch.

Here’s what company had to say about this:

“Given the significant level of attention this issue has generated, confusion about what customers can do to protect themselves and the escalating threat environment Microsoft will release a security update out-of-band for this vulnerability.

We take the decision to go out-of-band very seriously given the impact to customers, but we believe releasing an update out-of-band update is the right decision at this time. We will provide the specific timing of the release tomorrow.”

Microsoft also recommended customers upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 and benefit from improved security protection.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

By | January 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

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World Against Internet Explorer

By | January 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

World Against Internet ExplorerAfter German Federal Office for Information Security warned users to use browser other than Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8, the French Computer Emergency Response Team is now advising the same.

In statement, it says: “pending a patch from the publisher, CERT recommends using an alternative browser.”

Microsoft’s spokesman in Germany said: “there is no threat to the general user, consequently we do not support this warning,”

Warnings come after recent IE vulnerability, which was one of the key factors, in the recent attacks on Google’s systems.

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You Seem to Be Using IE6 (Picture)

By | January 14, 2010 | 12 Comments

You Seem to Be Using IE6 (Picture)

Does anyone still code for IE6?

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

By | January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

Thanks a lot to Nox for links.

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