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  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2755801 Updated to Address Adobe Flash Player Issues

    Today we released an update that addresses vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. The majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because the update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For those manually updating...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-008 - Critical

    Today, we are releasing an out-of-band security update to fully address the issue described in Security Advisory 2794220 . While we have still seen only a limited number of customers affected by the issue, the potential exists that more customers could be affected in the future. This security update...
  • Blog Post: Update to Alleged Information and Security Issue with Mouse Position Behavior

    Over the last few days we’ve seen reports alleging abuse of a browser behavior regarding mouse position. Microsoft is working closely with other companies to address the concern of mouse position movement. From what we know now, the underlying issue has more to do with competition between analytics...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-077 – Critical

    This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.11 Available via Windows Update

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-071 - Critical This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited...
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2755801 Revised to Address Adobe Flash Player Issues

    Today we released an update that addresses vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. The majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because the update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For those manually updating...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.10 Available via Windows Update

    Today we released Security Update MS12-063 to address limited attacks against a small number of computers through a vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 9 and earlier. We also released an update that addresses vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows...
  • Blog Post: XSS Trends and Internet Explorer

    As far back as 2005, cross-site scripting (XSS) was recognized as the most commonly reported type of software vulnerability. A more recent study by Veracode using data from the Web Hacking Incident Database shows that XSS is the most prevalent vulnerability in Web applications and the second...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.9 Available via Windows Update

    The August 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.8 Available via Windows Update

    The July 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.7 Available via Windows Update

    The June 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and twelve privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.6 Available via Windows Update

    The April 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user visits a specially crafted Web...
  • Blog Post: Enhanced Protected Mode

    Every release of Internet Explorer includes new security enhancements to help keep you safe as you browse the Internet. The new Enhanced Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 10 helps keep your data safe even if an attacker has exploited a vulnerability in the browser or one of its add-ons. There is...
  • Blog Post: Enhanced Memory Protections in IE10

    Internet Explorer 10 introduces significant improvements in memory protections to help make vulnerabilities harder to exploit, helping to keep users safe on the sometimes-hostile Web. These improvements will increase the difficulty and development cost of exploits, making life harder for the bad guys...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.5 Available via Windows Update

    The February 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves 5 privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user visits a specially crafted Web...
  • Blog Post: CORS for XHR in IE10

    The fourth platform of IE10 simplifies building cross-site scenarios that work consistently across browsers by supporting Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for XMLHttpRequest (XHR) . CORS for XHR makes sharing data across sites simple and flexible. In the most basic scenario CORS enables creating...
  • Blog Post: Staying Safe Online in the New Year

    The bad guys didn’t take a holiday vacation: Internet Explorer’s SmartScreen service blocked nearly 2 million malware downloads per day on average from mid-December through New Year’s. December 25 saw a 30% spike in malware blocks— successfully preventing users from being tricked into giving their PCs...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.4 Available via Windows Update

    The December 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user visits a specially crafted...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.3 Available via Windows Update

    The October 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves eight privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.2 Available via Windows Update

    The August 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves five vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that were disclosed in coordination with Microsoft and two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities. The most severe vulnerabilities...
  • Blog Post: Defense in Depth: Locking Down Mash-Ups with HTML5 Sandbox

    The Web is better when developers can build safer experiences in their sites. With each release of Internet Explorer, we’ve led the way with improvements to the browser to help ensure a safe and secure browsing experience. Now IE10 Platform Preview 2 includes full support for HTML5 Sandbox technology...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Security Part 4: Protecting Consumers from Malicious Mixed Content

    Mixed content on a Web page puts consumers at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks, especially as consumers spend more time browsing from untrusted public networks (like free WiFi in coffee shops and airports). An attacker can view page content that a consumer expected to be delivered securely, and even...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.1 Available via Windows Update

    The June 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves seven vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that were disclosed in coordination with Microsoft. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user visits a...
  • Blog Post: More Control over Flash Cookies with IE

    Internet Explorer now gives you more control over the data that Web sites store on your computer. This includes Flash Player’s Local Shared Objects (LSOs). We’ve worked closely with Adobe to integrate Flash LSO deletion directly into Internet Explorer, making it easier for you to manage your...
  • Blog Post: April 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available

    The April 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet...
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