Hackers disguise .exe files with ‘Unitrix’ exploit

Hackers are using a new trick to cloak malicious files by disguising their Windows file extensions to make them appear safe to download, a Czech security company warned today.The exploit, dubbed "Unitrix" by

Published on: September 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Internet Explorer 9 hammers rivals

The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple's Safari, an independent test by NSS

Published on: July 18th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Google updates Chrome with safe browsing feature

Google on Tuesday updated Chrome to version 12, adding a new tool that warns users when they've downloaded files from dangerous Web sites. The company also patched 15 bugs in the browser and

Published on: June 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Google adds support to ‘do not track’ movement

A day after Mozilla said it was exploring a "Do Not Track" feature for Firefox, Google today announced a Chrome add-on that lets users opt out of tracking cookies that monitor their movement

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft vs. Google rivalry reaches boiling point in 2010

In case you haven't heard, there are two companies called Microsoft and Google that really don't like each other very much. These tech behemoths are battling each other on a dizzying number of

Published on: December 15th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

Users can block online tracking with IE9

The next version of Internet Explorer will let users turn on "tracking protection," a new mechanism that will block specified third-party sites from tracking users, Microsoft said. The announcement comes just as the

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

Public beta release of IE9 set for Sept. 15

Microsoft, late last week, announced that it will release a public beta of Internet Explorer 9 on Sept. 15, a little less than five weeks from now.Only a minority of Windows users will

Published on: August 17th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

IE9 supports direct-embedded video and audio

Internet Explorer 9 -- the upcoming version of the popular Web browser from Microsoft -- might adhere to internationally-agreed upon Web coding standards.But that still doesn't mean it treats code the same way

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Speed — the hallmark of Windows Internet Explorer 9

If the final version is as fast as or faster than the preview, Internet Explorer 9 will no longer be a laggard in the browser race and will most likely beat out Mozilla

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 IDG News Service