Category: Internet Explorer

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 14th

By | April 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some great articles over the last week.

Microsoft Prepares for Internet Explorer 8 Push

By | April 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

IE Blog reports that Microsoft will start pushing Internet Explorer 8 via automatic update to IE6 and IE7 users on about third week of April.

As you might guess, this will result in Internet Explorer 8 market share increase and hopefully IE6 decrease.

It should be also noted that IE8 won’t be installed automatically, users will do have a choice, indeed.

March, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Opera Loses; Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains

By | April 8, 2009 | 26 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.

Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).

After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading

Phishing with Images Containing Hidden Code

By | April 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

H-Online writes:

“Arbor Networks, which specialises in combating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, reports on it’s blog that a named web site is actively exploiting Internet Explorer’s MIME-sniffing problem to create phishing attacks. The perpetrators send email containing a supposedly harmless link that seemingly leads to a JPEG image, but the photo contains hidden HTML and JavaScript code that displays a fake eBay login page. While Firefox and Safari return an error message when loading the image, Internet Explorer executes the code.”

Continue reading at h online

Thanks to mabdul for a link.

Webware 100 (Browsing) – The Finalists

By | March 31, 2009 | 9 Comments

If you would like to support your favorite web browser by voting at cNET Webware 100, feel free to do that now.

Poll includes the following browsers: Camino, Firefox, Flock, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 8, Lunascape, Maxthon, Opera, Safari, Skyfire and WebKit.

What Does IE7 Think? (Pic)

By | March 31, 2009 | 5 Comments

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Via siliconcreek.net

Browser Battle: Startup and Page Load Times

By | March 31, 2009 | 4 Comments

David Naylor has compared Internet Explorer 8, Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3.1 Beta 3, Chrome 2 Beta and Opera 10 Alpha web browsers to see which of them performs the best.

Results (less is better) Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 30th

By | March 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Web Browsers Protection against Socially Engineered Malware

By | March 26, 2009 | 14 Comments

Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.

Effectiveness results (more is better)

Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading

Back to Basics: IE8 Users Downgrade to IE7

By | March 24, 2009 | 6 Comments

While Internet Explorer 8 mostly receives mixed reviews due to sites compatibility issues, InformationWeek reports that IE8 market share already slipped to 1.86% (Monday data) from 2.59% which was reported on Sunday.

Although this might sound like a bad news, there is also an upside. Because Internet Explorer 8 is not very popular yet, web developers will be able to polish and prepare their websites for IE8 without a big rush, which usually leads to various issues.

As for Internet Explorer 8 market share gain, my best guess is that it will start significantly increase only after Windows 7 release, IE8 is a default browser there.

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