Is Internet Explorer a hacker’s best friend?

Today’s cyberattacks aren’t the smash-and-grab tactics used in the past. Attackers are increasingly focused on acting on good intelligence for well-planned attacks – and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is a favorite tool. 

Warning: Web browsers need to be updated in wake of flaw

A critical vulnerability in Adboe Flash was released yesterday. While some browsers will update automatically, others will need to be updated by IT to avoid attacks that could steal users log-in credentials. 

Companies with Windows 7 users must take this step now

Microsoft’s ever-confusing update policy just got a little more cloudy. If users don’t apply a recent update, they could soon find themselves locked out of Internet Explorer security patches. 

Microsoft issues record-breaking IE patches

On an otherwise quiet Patch Tuesday in June, Microsoft issued its single largest patch to a program ever. The update addresses 59 security issues in various versions of its flagship browser, Internet Explorer. 

Zero-day affects most popular version of Internet Explorer

Generally, vendors like to keep security flaws under wraps. Once notified, they’ll work on a fix and patch it before it can make news. But it’s been seven long months since a flaw was discovered in Internet Explorer 8 – and many are wondering Microsoft will ever do anything about it. 

Internet Explorer zero-day leaves users vulnerable

Whatever IT pros had on their to-do lists this week, something that just came up is probably going to trump it. It has to do with the popular browser Internet Explorer.

4 keys for secure web browsing

There’s a lot of debate about which is the most secure web browser. Conventional wisdom says that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the most popular browser, is also the least secure because of the attention that hackers pay to it. 

5 keys for better browser security – whichever browser is used

A new report says some conventional wisdom about browser security might be wrong, as a series of tests to choose the most secure browser delivered a result that may surprise many IT pros: 

What’s the most secure browser?

We reported earlier on a Google-sponsored study that named the search giant’s Chrome the most secure browser available. Now, other browser makers and security researchers are firing back with their own data. 

More than a quarter of Chrome browser extensions leak data

Since a big chunk of the security threats companies face come from the Internet, IT must make sure users are running secure browsers. And as this recent security study shows, it’s not just the browser that matters, but also the extensions and add-ons users download.