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.
Microsoft is enabling the Do Not Track feature in the version of Windows 8 that's off to PC makers, guaranteeing a pushback from advertisers.
The steady improvement of IE10 builds shows Microsoft's programming muscle--and shows that helping Windows is the ultimate priority for a better browser.
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.
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 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's IE 8 is doing very well, but at IE 7's expense. Meanwhile, Firefox 3.5 has topped 30 million downloads and shows every intention of giving Microsoft a run for its money.