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Public release of IE exploit could spark widespread attacks

An exploit for a vulnerability that affects all versions of Internet Explorer and has yet to be patched by Microsoft has been integrated into the open-source Metasploit penetration testing tool, a move that might spur an increasing number of attacks targeting the flaw.

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Google's redesigned tab page annoys some Chrome users

Google is rolling out a redesigned tab page for Chrome, delivering on a promised revamp for users running rougher-edged versions of its browser.

IE zero-day vulnerability exploited more widely than previously thought

A recently announced and yet-to-be-patched vulnerability that affects all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) has been exploited in targeted attacks against organizations in Taiwan since the beginning of July, according to security researchers.

Microsoft wants to scan your JavaScript libraries

Microsoft has launched a new service that provides free automated unit testing for anyone who loads a JavaScript framework or library into a GitHub.

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Malicious browser extensions pose a serious threat and defenses are lacking

Although the number of malicious browser extensions has significantly increased in the past year many security products fail to offer adequate protection against them, while others are simply not designed to do so, according to a security researcher.

Firefox and Chrome give browser plug-ins the cold shoulder

Ding, dong, browser plug-ins—as we know them—are almost dead, thanks to changes in the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome.

Google Chrome update: How to access apps and recently closed tabs

Google made some smart changes to the design of Chrome's new-tab interface. Here's an overview.

Google Chrome to block and banish plugins built using popular NPAPI architecture

Plug-ins based on the NPAPI architecture will be blocked by default in Chrome starting early next year as Google moves toward completely removing support for them in the browser.

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IE exploit covers all recent versions, hits most businesses

Microsoft alert says all supported versions of Internet Explorer contain a zero day vulnerability that is being actively targeted online, and 70 percent of Windows business users are impacted

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Why you should be worried about Google ditching cookies

Google's conceptual AdIDs could improve upon the traditional browser cookie, but they could also lead to even more sophisticated tracking—and that could get spooky.

Hackers exploit critical IE bug; Microsoft promises patch

Microsoft said that hackers are exploiting a critical, but unpatched, vulnerability in IE8 and IE9. Its engineers are working on an update to plug the hole.

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Microsoft pushes faster, touch-friendly IE11 preview onto Windows 7

Microsoft has released the consumer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, following up a developer preview it made available in July.

Mozilla postpones Windows 8 'Metro' Firefox to late January

Mozilla said slower-than-expected progress on Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface means that the touch-based browser likely won't launch until late January.

Split Chrome into two windows with NiftySplit

This clever extension gives you a right-hand "viewer" for linked items you click from the window on the left.

I, me, mine: Chrome for iOS learns pronouns

Google has pushed out updates for the iOS and Android versions of Chrome, as the company continues beefing up its browser for use with tablets and smartphones.