Password sync, now on IE11 on Microsoft's newest operating systems, makes moving among PCs, phones, and tablets easier. It's also handy for Microsoft to keep customers in its ecosystem.
An Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability goes unfixed by Microsoft for more than half a year, reports the Zero Day Initiative.
Antimalware efforts might be paying off, as Microsoft reports that the browser's SmartScreen Filter has stopped 1 billion malware downloads since its launch.
Build 9385 of the upcoming OS update revamps the developers panel that pops up in Internet Explorer when you press F12.
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.
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.
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."
Internet Explorer hole targeted in attacks on Google and others is one of a group of critical holes fixed in cumulative patch released out-of-cycle by Microsoft.
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