Earthquake and Tsunami Donation Appeal

The information published in this post is now out-of-date.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 I didn’t expect to be posting before next year, but given the situation in southern Asian and eastern Africa, I thought it important to post something to help those affected by the earthquake and the tsunami.  You can find a good list…

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Happy Holidays!

The information published in this post is now out-of-date.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 I want to comment on a couple of things before we all disappear for the holidays.    As you may have noticed, we have turned on comment moderation due to the copious amounts of blog spam we have gotten lately.  This means there…

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Internet Explorer Developer Center

Today we relaunch the Internet Explorer Developer Center on MSDN. You can find this at the relatively easy to remember URL http://msdn.microsoft.com/ie and is a portal for developers using Internet Explorer technologies. On the developer center we highlight technologies and events and link to reference material, articles and other essential information. The Developer Center is…

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Security Issues That Aren’t – Part 1

My name is Patrick Mann and I’m a security tester on the IE team. A big part of my job is to research potential IE security vulnerabilities reported to Microsoft by 3rd parties: security vendors, site developers, or simply observant users. These folks do the browsing public a great service by working with us to…

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New IE Security Update for IE6 SP1 and IE6 (but not IE6 in XPSP2 or Windows Server 2003)

Today we released a security update for IE, MS04-040.  This fixes a heap-based buffer overflow that allows remote execution (see CAN-2004-1050 for more details on the specifics of the issue).  Full details on the security update can be found in the security bulletin.  If you are running IE6 SP1 or IE 6 I strongly suggest…

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