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Internet Explorer Zero-day Vulnerability
2012-09-18 11:14:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft was, no doubt, riding high after discovering and attacking a botnet which was composed of computers that were infected in the supply chain, even before users could click on a spammy link. Yet, for every piece of malware discovered and every botnet dismantled, it can seem like 5 more pop up in their place. On Monday, another zero-day bug was reported in Internet Explorer with a pretty shocking statistic: 4 out of...

Australian eCommerce Site Looks To Rid The Web Of IE7 With A Tax
2012-06-19 04:13:49

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com Whether they stick with Internet Explorer 7 because they don't like change, or they don't notice the Windows Update icon in the system tray, about 4 percent of internet users worldwide still use Internet Explorer 7. The headache it causes web designers reaches migraine levels to continue coding for an outdated browser is well represented by an online consumer electronics dealer based in Australia. Kogan.com has instituted a highly avoidable 6.8 percent tax for...

2011-03-15 06:00:00

The full version of Microsoft's new Web browser, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), was launched Monday, and the company claims the new version's speed and security will give users a whole new feeling and encourage the creation of a more "beautiful" Internet. The software giant, spending $10 million in an advertising push, said IE9's graphics, security and privacy features will offer a competitive edge against rivals Firefox, Safari and Chrome Web browsers. Microsoft's browser market shares have...

2010-03-11 06:20:00

Microsoft warned this week that hackers are targeting a weakness in earlier versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser software. The company said it is looking into a hole that cyber attackers are taking advantage of in IE 6 and IE 7 versions of the software. "At this time, we are aware of targeted attacks attempting to use this vulnerability," Microsoft said in an advisory posted along with a routine release of patches for Windows and Office software. "We will continue to monitor...

2010-02-04 12:38:44

After recently fixing a security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser last month, Microsoft is now looking into a new vulnerability in its browser software. Microsoft Trustworthy Computing group manager Dave Forstrom told AFP on Wednesday that Microsoft is probing the issue with its Internet browser. "We're currently unaware of any attacks trying to use the vulnerability or of customer impact, and believe customers are at reduced risk due to responsible disclosure," he said. According to...

2009-07-07 10:05:00

Microsoft Inc has warned users of a security flaw in its Internet Explorer software that could allow hackers to gain access to their machines. Microsoft on Monday reported of the security flaw that affects users who own machines running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 software. "An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user," the Redmond, Washington-based software firm said in a statement. "We are aware of attacks attempting to...

2009-02-20 12:46:00

SSL Certificate Authority Answers New Digital Threats Presented at Black Hat Conference LINDON, Utah, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, February 18 at the Black Hat conference in Washington, D.C., an independent hacker known as Moxie Marlinspike presented a software tool called SSLstrip designed to remove the SSL protection from websites using advanced man-in-the-middle attack methods. DigiCert, a major worldwide provider of SSL Certificates, replied that Extended Validation (EV) SSL...

2008-12-17 13:00:00

An Internet Explorer security hole has exposed millions of users to hackers, leading Microsoft Corp. to take unusual steps for an emergency fix. This flaw known as the "zero-day" vulnerability, allows criminals to take over their victims' machines simply by steering them to infected Web sites.  The users do not have to download anything for their computers to get infected, which makes the security hole in Internet Explorer's programming code dangerous.  Internet Explorer is the...

2008-07-01 06:00:22

Identity thieves may be left out in the cold, now that Shop Shield(R) has launched its beta test. Shop Shield is a new and better way to protect personal identity information on the web, and its many uses promise to excite the imaginations of both the public and journalists who try it out. It works by replacing sensitive personal information with anonymous, untraceable data each time consumers make a purchase online or register at a web site, making the information useless to anyone who...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.