Posts Tagged ‘msie’

Firefox 4, A Day Later

March 23rd, 2011 03:37 admin View Comments


Yesterday we noted that Firefox 4 is out in the wild. Since then, the popular browser has been downloaded 6 million times, double the numbers reported for MSIE9. Now the development team is talking about a new development process and what to expect for FF 5 and 6. And unsurprisingly, naysayers proclaim that IE will survive, while firefox will die.

Source: Firefox 4, A Day Later

Google To Push WebM With IE9, Safari Plugins

January 15th, 2011 01:20 admin View Comments

surveyork writes with this “new chapter in the browser wars ‘Google in a defense of its decision to pull H.264 from Chrome’s HTML5 revealed that it will put out WebM plugins for Internet Explorer 9 and Safari. Expecting no official support from Apple or Microsoft, Google plans to develop extensions that would load its self-owned video codec. No timetable was given.’ So Google gets started with their plan for world-wide WebM domination. They’ll provide WebM plugins for the browsers of the H.264-only league, so in practice, all mayor browsers will have WebM support –one way or the other. Machiavellian move?”

Source: Google To Push WebM With IE9, Safari Plugins

How To Get Around the Holes In IE9 Beta’s Implementation of Canvas

January 14th, 2011 01:02 admin View Comments

mudimba writes “Microsoft has made grand announcements about how great their implementation of the HTML5 canvas specification is. However, while I was porting a large HTML5 application to work with IE9 beta I found that there are some key features missing. Workarounds are provided where possible. (Disclaimer: I am the author of the submitted article.)”

Source: How To Get Around the Holes In IE9 Beta’s Implementation of Canvas

Security Researcher Finds Hundreds of Browser Bugs

January 1st, 2011 01:50 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader writes “PC Magazine reports on a very understated late night post to the full-disclosure mailing list, in which security researcher Michael Zalewski shared a fuzzing tool reportedly capable of identifying over a hundred browser bugs. Some of these bugs, he says, may be already known to third parties in China. The report also includes an account of how browser vendors fared fixing these flaws so far. Not surprisingly, Microsoft’s response timeline appears depressing.”

Source: Security Researcher Finds Hundreds of Browser Bugs

New IE Zero Day

December 23rd, 2010 12:54 admin View Comments

RebootKid writes “Microsoft has released a notice about a new zero day attack against Internet Explorer. Guess it’s going to be more a ‘Script Kiddie Christmas,’ less of a ‘White Christmas.’ ‘Ok, fess up — who asked for an IE 0 day for Christmas? I’m guessing Santa got his lumps of coal mixed up with a bag of exploits. This exploit has been discussed over the last day or so on full disclosure and a number of other sites. Metasploit already has a module available for it (just search for CSS & IE). Microsoft has put out an advisory 2488013 regarding the issue which manifests itself when a specially crafted web page is used and could result in remote code execution on the client.’”

Source: New IE Zero Day

Microsoft Adds ‘Do Not Track’ Option For IE9

December 7th, 2010 12:47 admin View Comments

devbox writes “Microsoft says it will offer a privacy setting in the next version of Internet Explorer that will make it easy for users to keep their browsing habits from being tracked by advertising networks and other third-party websites. ” By designing these sorts of enhancements with privacy in mind at the design phase, we’re able to deliver a functionality that provides consumers additional levels of control over what they want to engage in and how they choose to do so,”Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist Peter Cullen blogged. Previously Mozilla stopped working on a similar feature for Firefox after pressure from advertisers and other OSS projects as it would hurt their revenue sources from advertisers.”

Source: Microsoft Adds ‘Do Not Track’ Option For IE9

Researchers Bypass IE Protected Mode

December 3rd, 2010 12:28 admin View Comments

Trailrunner7 writes “A new paper from researchers at Verizon Business identifies a method through which an attacker can bypass Internet Explorer Protected Mode and gain elevated privileges once he’s successfully exploited a bug on the system. Protected Mode in Internet Explorer is one of a handful of key security mechanisms that Microsoft has added to Windows in the last few years. It is often described as a sandbox, in that it is designed to prevent exploitation of a vulnerability in the browser from leading to more persistent compromise of the underlying system. In their research, the Verizon Business team found a method that, when combined with an existing memory-corruption vulnerability in the browser, enables an attacker to bypass Protected Mode and elevate his privileges on the compromised machine (PDF). The technique enables the attacker to move from a relatively un-privileged level to one with higher privileges, giving him complete access to the logged-in user’s account.”

Source: Researchers Bypass IE Protected Mode

Internet Explorer 9 Caught Cheating In SunSpider

November 17th, 2010 11:55 admin View Comments

dkd903 writes “A Mozilla engineer has uncovered something embarrassing for Microsoft – Internet Explorer is cheating in the SunSpider Benchmark. The SunSpider, although developed by Apple, has nowadays become a very popular choice of benchmark for the JavaScript engines of browsers.”

Source: Internet Explorer 9 Caught Cheating In SunSpider

IE Flaw Exploit In Hacker Kit ‘Raises the Stakes’

November 8th, 2010 11:18 admin View Comments

CWmike writes “Roger Thompson, chief research officer of AVG Technologies, said Sunday that an exploit for the newest IE flaw had been added to the Eleonore crimeware attack kit. ‘This raises the stakes considerably, as it means that anyone can buy the kit for a few hundred bucks, and they have a working zero-day,’ Thompson said on his company’s blog. Microsoft has promised to patch the vulnerability, but last week said the threat didn’t warrant an ‘out-of-band’ update. Microsoft will deliver three security updates Nov. 9, but won’t fix the IE bug then.”

Source: IE Flaw Exploit In Hacker Kit ‘Raises the Stakes’

W3C Says IE9 Is Currently the Most HTML5 Compatible Browser

November 2nd, 2010 11:33 admin View Comments

GIL_Dude writes “The W3C posted results for their latest HTML5 compatibility tests and have found that, so far, IE 9 has the best overall results. ‘The tests cover seven aspects of the spec: “attributes,” “audio,” “video,” “canvas,” “getElementsByClassName,” “foreigncontent,” and “xhtml5.” The tests do not yet cover web workers, the file API, local storage, or other aspects of the spec. Not do they cover CSS or other standards that have nothing to do with HTML5 but are somehow lumped under HTML5 by the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft.’”

Source: W3C Says IE9 Is Currently the Most HTML5 Compatible Browser