An Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability goes unfixed by Microsoft for more than half a year, reports the Zero Day Initiative.
No efforts were made to attack Chrome, Firefox, Android, or Windows Phone 7 in the annual hacker contest at CanSecWest.
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.
Antimalware efforts might be paying off, as Microsoft reports that the browser's SmartScreen Filter has stopped 1 billion malware downloads since its launch.
Microsoft to issue third fix for XSS filter in IE8 that can be exploited to launch cross-site scripting attacks on Web sites.
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.
All four drop like flies in hacking contest that takes researchers weeks or more to prepare for, but just minutes to win.
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."
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.
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.