'Critical' Off-Cycle IE Patch Released

Microsoft today released its second "critical" off-cycle patch for Internet Explorer this year.

IE 8 Hacks Slowed by Windows Safeguards

Even a fire-proof safe needs additional protective measures, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 is no different.

China Cyber Threat Looms Large

Attacks on government systems, U.S. interests on the rise.

Microsoft Staying the Course in China

Microsoft has not been swayed by Google's change of direction with regard to filtering search results in China

Google Ends Internet Search Censorship in China

After following China's national laws in the past, Google has decided to stop filtering its search engine in the country.

Symantec Web Security Monitoring Warns Customers of Impending Attacks

Symantec Corp. rolled out a new hosted service today that warns organizations of attacks on their Web sites as the attacks are happening.

IE 9 'Platform Preview' Released at MIX10

Microsoft announced the availability of an Internet Explorer 9 "platform preview" at Tuesday's MIX10 keynote address.

Standards for Self-Assessed Security

The Jericho Forum proposes security vendors self-assess and certify their security capabilities. Plus: Microsoft might release IE off-cycle update; Koobface shows itself, again.

IE 8 Finishes Last on Google JavaScript Test

Google last week provided an additional means for users to test JavaScript performance in Web browsers.

Microsoft Issues Workaround for IE 6 and 7 Flaw

Microsoft published a workaround for an in-the-wild vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and 7, described last week.

Researchers Develop Strategy To Pinpoint Malicious Activity

Researchers have developed a technique they say could help identify where the bad elements are hanging out online.

Arguing Over Botnet Taxation Leads to No Results

The debate continues over an Internet taxation framework. Plus: Report on IE and Firefox bug issues; Small number of Microsoft patches for March.

Report: IE 8 Leads in Malware Protection

A Microsoft-funded report found that IE 8 outperformed four other browsers in protecting against socially engineered malware.

Google Buys Office Solution Provider DocVerse

Google took a step toward helping Microsoft Office users collaborate better over the Web by acquiring DocVerse on Friday.

RSA Wrap-Up: Feds Push Greater Security Awareness

The heavyweight lineup of government representatives at last week's RSA Conference raised many questions -- but few answers -- about how best to fight cybercrime.

Microsoft: IE 8-Friendly Sites on the Rise

Microsoft cited progress on IE 8 use on Tuesday, suggesting that more Web developers are trusting the user experience with its newest browser.

Millions in Europe To Get Browser 'Choice Screen'

Microsoft will start providing a browser "choice screen" to Windows users in Europe this week.

Microsoft Investigating Windows VBScript Security Hole

Microsoft described a zero-day vulnerability involving some older Windows versions and VBScript when used with Internet Explorer.

Google Gains Momentum with Apps

A year after launching its partner program aimed at offering Google Apps to enterprise customers, Google this week said it is approaching 1,000 resellers.

Windows 7, Internet Explorer Tracked in Report

A marketing report released this week profiled two important Microsoft products, with mixed results.

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