Tag Archives: Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer flaw allows attackers to track your mouse movements

Posted December 14, 2012 An Internet Explorer vulnerability allows hackers to track mouse cursor movement anywhere on the screen, even if a given window is inactive, unfocused or minimised. It can also compromise the security of virtual keyboards and keypads, thereby thwarting their use against keyloggers. Here’s more.  

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Microsoft muffs up browser choices for Windows 7 users, Europe isn’t happy

Posted July 18, 2012 Although ordered to let Windows users choose which browser they would prefer, a Microsoft “technical error” meant 28 million Windows 7 users were given no choice at all. Read more here. 

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Gmail accounts targeted by ‘state-sponsored attackers’ using Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability

Posted June 15, 2012 Both Google and Microsoft have put out alerts about an unpatched, zero-day hole in Internet Explorer that is actively being exploited in the wild. If you’re using IE & Windows, install Microsoft’s Fix-it workaround immediately. I also included a bunch of tips from Graham on how to protect your Gmail account from […]

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Facebook teaches users how to kill adware

Posted March 28, 2012 Put that  click-happy finger away. Nobody’s giving you the ability to see who viewed you on timeline or looked at your profile. All they want is to give you venereal Facebook adware disease. Go take out an ad on OKCupid if you want to oogle yr ooglers. Oooooooog! Here’s the hunk […]

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Researchers: Google gamed browser report that dissed Firefox

Posted December 16, 2011 Surprise, surprise: It turns out that the Google-sponsored study that painted Firefox in a poor light might have been influenced by the sponsor. Check out the story at Naked Security.

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Google-funded study finds Firefox least secure browser, Chrome the best

A new study has tossed the big browsers into the security mosh pit and decreed that Google’s Chrome comes in first, ahead of Internet Explorer and Firefox. But when it comes to the top three, is security more about your browser being up to date and properly configured than its brand? The full story is […]

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