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Microsoft Officially Stops Supporting Older Versions of IE

Microsoft has officially stopped supporting older versions of Internet Explorer. “All Windows users still running IE7 or IE8, and those running IE9 on any other edition of Windows but Vista, as well as those using IE10 on anything but Windows Server 2012, did not receive the patches Microsoft distributed Tuesday to systems equipped with the newer IE11 or Edge browsers.”

Security & Legal Issues

European Tech Stalwart Opera Likely To Accept Chinese Takeover Bid

The board of Norwegian browser-maker Opera Software has unanimously decided to recommend to its shareholders a $1.2 billion takeover offer by a consortium of Chinese companies. 402 more words

Tech

Opera Gets $1.2 Billion Buyout Offer From Chinese Consortium That Includes Qihoo 360

Opera confirmed Tuesday night it has received an acquisition offer from a consortium of Chinese Internet companies that values the browser maker at $1.2 billion. 313 more words

Mobile

Leaking Keystrokes

Windows 10’s IE11 continues to send your keystrokes over the internet in plaintext as you type in the address bar, a part of the “Search Suggestions” feature: 90 more words

Security

Google Warns on Comodo Extension

Google is warning about a browser extension from Comodo. “As explained in this advisory today, users who install Comodo Internet Security may not realize that their Chrome installation is replaced with Comodo’s own browser, Chromodo. 35 more words

Google

What year is it?

I spotted this notice on a website I visited today (Feb 2016). I guess it takes some organizations a long time to adapt to change… (BTW, Microsoft announced end-of-life support for IE 10 in January 2016 ) 10 more words

Browsers

Extended Validation Certificates – The Introduction

In 2005, one of my first projects on the Internet Explorer team was improving the user-experience for HTTPS sites (“SSLUX”).

Our first task was to change the certificate error experience from the confusing and misleading modal dialog box: 915 more words

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