After 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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Microsoft and European Commission have finally reached an agreement, in which browsers will be randomly listed in ballot screen (up to 12 browsers total)
Although EU have not fined Microsoft this time, if they fail to stick with an agreement for the next 5 years, Microsoft will have to pay up to 10% of yearly global turnover.
“This is a victory for the future of the Web. This decision is also a celebration of open Web standards, as these shared guidelines are the necessary ingredients for innovation on the Web,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.
Thanks to Trygve Lie for news tip.
If you have read “Mozilla exec urges Firefox users ditch Google for Bing” story, then everything should be pretty clear to you.
Wonder what Microsoft did? Well, check Bing.com background of the day:
Need I say more?
If everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.
Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”
What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.
Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.
In today’s Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft has announced the availability of Silverlight 4 Beta.
Some of new Silverlight 4 features include: Google Chrome web browser support, applications now start 200% faster than in Silverlight 3, multi touch, webcam and microphone support, a new user interface for requesting application privileges access outside the standard Silverlight sandbox and much more.
You wanted more details about upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release? Here, you have it.
Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live divisions said that IE9 will take an advantage of a computer’s graphics hardware to better render online images, videos, animations and other graphics.
“We think that the hardware you run on should shine through the browser”, Sinofsky Said.
Smooth graphics rendering is also included into Internet Explorer 9 features tree. In addition, he said that team has yet to decide, on how much of HTML5 features IE9 is going to support.
With improved HTML/CSS markup languages support, Sinofsky also demoed IE’s ability to create rounded borders.
No further details or preliminary release dates were revealed.
Neowin reports that Microsoft VP Steven Sinofsky is going to announce plans for Internet Explorer 9 tomorrow, at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC).
Also, Scott Guthrie shall reveal more details about Silverlight 4.