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13: new post   Microsoft Releases a 'Fix-it' For Scripting Vulnerabilty In IE
...we're releasing Security Advisory 2501696, which describes a publicly disclosed scripting vulnerability affecting all versions of Microsoft Windows. The main impact of the vulnerability is unintended information disclosure.

The vulnerability lies in the MHTML (MIME Encapsulation of Aggregate HTML) protocol handler, which is used by applications to render certain kinds of documents. The impact of an attack on the vulnerability would be similar to that of server-side cross-site-scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. For instance, an attacker could construct an HTML link designed to trigger a malicious script and somehow convince the targeted user to click it. When the user clicked that link, the malicious script would run on the user's computer for the rest of the current Internet Explorer session. Such a script might collect user information (eg., email), spoof content displayed in the browser, or otherwise interfere with the user's experience.

The workaround we are recommending customers apply locks down the MHTML protocol and effectively addresses the issue on the client system where it exists. We are providing a Microsoft Fix-it package to further automate installation.
Jan 31, 2011
14: new post   IE9 Will Have a "No Tracking" Feature
The next major milestone of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will let users determine who tracks their movement and behavior online, in response to increasing calls for additional consumer control.
Dec 8, 2010
15: new post   IE9 Preview 7 Now Available
"Based on the progress since the last platform preview, we're releasing an updated platform preview build today so developers can try it out and provide feedback about the changes."
Nov 17, 2010
16: new post   IE 9 Beats Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on Official HTML 5 Test
In what can only be called an unexpected surprise, the W3C released results of its first-ever HTML 5 compatibility tests and found that the pre-release version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) 9 browser offers the best conformance.
Nov 4, 2010
17: new post   Zero Day Threat: Microsoft Security Advisory For IE 6, 7, 8
"Impacted versions include Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8, although our ongoing investigation confirms that default installations of Internet Explorer 8 are unlikely to be exploited by this issue."
Nov 3, 2010
18: new post   MIME Handling Changes in Internet Explorer 6 and up
Make sure your server MIME types are properly set for all files - especially SCRIPT and LINK. You may be seeing fails where previously were none.
Oct 27, 2010
19: new post   IE9 Beta Downloaded 6 Million Times Since Launch
"As of today, IE9 Beta has been downloaded 6 million times, which is two and half times what we saw with IE8 Beta in a similar timeframe."
Oct 1, 2010
20: new post   Internet Explorer 9 - the IE9 Beta Launch
The IE9 beta has launched - and along with their new beta browser, Microsoft has a new domain name for the download: BeautyOfTheWeb.com
Sept 15, 2010
21: new post   Microsoft's Internet Explorer Turns 15 Today!
The browser everyone loves to hate has been with us for 15 years now.
Aug 16, 2010
22: new post   IE9 Beta - to be Launched Sept 15
"The browser's hardware acceleration capability...is nothing short of impressive." Check out the Fishtank video demo - it IS impressive.
Aug 13, 2010
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