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IE10 captures second place among Microsoft's browsers

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) jumped into second place among Microsoft's browsers last month, pushing past IE9 through an enforced upgrade.

Microsoft to pay first IE 11 Preview bug bounty to BlueHat security contest finalist

Microsoft has already received several vulnerability reports that qualify for monetary rewards as part of the company's bug bounty program launched in June for the preview version of Internet Explorer 11.

Microsoft claims 'a few' bug reports in bounty program

Microsoft today said it had received "a few submissions" so far for its Internet Explorer 11 bug bounty program, the first for the company.

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Internet Explorer will get critical update next week

Microsoft's monthly patch release for July will cover seven security issues, six of which could be remotely exploited by an attacker.

Windows 8 finally passes Vista in OS market share

According to Net Applications, Windows 8 is now the second most popular Windows operating system. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer 10 tops IE9.

Microsoft unwilling to kill one of its Internet Explorer twins

Why are there two versions of Internet Explorer within Windows 8.1? Because users want them, IE11 chief says. Plus: a slimmer SkyDrive.

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Microsoft's $100,000 bug bounty: Read the fine print

Microsoft is offering up to $100,000 for vulnerabilities found in Windows 8.1 that are paired with exploits, but it's pretty much up to Microsoft to decide who gets paid how much based on a set of subjective criteria.

Microsoft launches security bounty programs for Windows 8.1 and IE 11 preview

Microsoft will pay security researchers for finding and reporting vulnerabilities in the preview version of its Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) browser, for finding novel techniques to bypass exploit mitigations present in Windows 8.1 or later versions, and for coming up with new ideas to defend against exploits.

Google kills IE plug-in Chrome Frame, but some object

Google Thursday announced the retirement of a four-year-old plug-in designed to let users of older version of Internet Explorer run Chrome's browser engine, declaring mission accomplished.

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Brace for malware-fighting IE, Office patches

Microsoft will patch this week a vulnerability in versions 6 through 10 of Internet Explorer, plugging a hole that could be exploited with malware that takes advantage of infected machines.