10 Ways to Use Internet Explorer Safely

March 26, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Lifestyle

So what do you get from the collective wisdom of hackers bunched within the same area? Why, tips on safer computing of course! Software security engineer Jeff Forristal asked people during the last pwn2own what your average user can do to better protect Internet Explorer from hacker activities. Here’s what they came up with. Read more

Microsoft Rumored to Kill Off Internet Explorer

March 13, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Rumors

I don’t really care if Microsoft decides to drop Internet Explorer or not. As a frustrated web designer, all I ask is that the company make future browsers even more compliant with the standards established by the W3C. Read more

Internet Explorer Market Share Slide Represents the Inevitable

Amazingly, for all the web design nightmares it causes, Internet Explorer 6 has proven pretty resilient. Despite being the oldest version of Microsoft’s maligned web browser, over 40% of web users used it, according to web analytics firm Omniture (as of December 2007).

It’s as if those pesky customers refused to update to a more advanced browser (heck, even IE7 would’ve provided a better and more secure browsing environment). Thus, it seemed that companies like 37signals and Google had to take the lead, having to publicly announce that they would no longer bother making future and current projects work properly on IE6, an application that was released way back in 2001. Read more

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