No efforts were made to attack Chrome, Firefox, Android, or Windows Phone 7 in the annual hacker contest at CanSecWest.
You can have multiple options when searching in Internet Explorer 8, rather than just the default.
Use "accelerators" to map, translate, or search highlighted text from a Web page.
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 stands behind the security and privacy of Internet Explorer 8 following a hacking contest that was able to exploit certain vulnerabilities in the browser.
In utterly unsurprising move, Microsoft chairman confirms name for next version of browser, though neither he nor the company will say anything about product's timing or features.
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.
A new study shows that Internet Explorer 8 is the most secure browser in the world. Who paid for the study? Guess. We also uncover the Twitter mafia and a new alliance to fight malware. And Molly's dream of running her car on chickens comes closer to re
Microsoft's shift to a more standards compliant browser for IE8 could prove beneficial to rival browsers like Firefox, if they're geared up to attack.
Microsoft to issue third fix for XSS filter in IE8 that can be exploited to launch cross-site scripting attacks on Web sites.