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Zero-day flaw haunts IE 8 for 7 months and counting

An Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability goes unfixed by Microsoft for more than half a year, reports the Zero Day Initiative.

By May 21, 2014


IE8, Safari, iPhone, BlackBerry exploited in Pwn2Own contest

No efforts were made to attack Chrome, Firefox, Android, or Windows Phone 7 in the annual hacker contest at CanSecWest.

By March 11, 2011


Report: In IE8, Web ads won out over privacy

Some within Microsoft wanted to design IE8 with greater privacy controls, but that effort lost out to the interests of online advertisers, the Journal reports.

By August 2, 2010


Microsoft: IE8 barred 1 billion malware downloads

Antimalware efforts might be paying off, as Microsoft reports that the browser's SmartScreen Filter has stopped 1 billion malware downloads since its launch.

By July 23, 2010


Microsoft to fix IE8 cross-site scripting problem, again

Microsoft to issue third fix for XSS filter in IE8 that can be exploited to launch cross-site scripting attacks on Web sites.

By April 20, 2010


Microsoft defends IE8 following hacking contest

Microsoft stands behind the security and privacy of Internet Explorer 8 following a hacking contest that was able to exploit certain vulnerabilities in the browser.

By March 29, 2010


iPhone, Safari, IE 8, Firefox hacked in CanSecWest contest

All four drop like flies in hacking contest that takes researchers weeks or more to prepare for, but just minutes to win.

By March 24, 2010


Microsoft: 'Humbling' that IE 8 top browser

In a blog post, the software maker says it is extremely happy that Internet Explorer 8 is now the world's most popular browser and it finds it "humbling."

By February 3, 2010


Dolly Parton endorses IE 8 Web Slices

It might come as a surprise, but the country singer is endorsing Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 and its Web Slices feature. Yup, you read that correctly.

By November 13, 2009


IE overall usage slips, but IE 8 gains

All of Internet Explorer's rivals gained overall from August to September, though IE 8 did increase in popularity. Firefox gained the most among IE's competitors.

By October 5, 2009