Computers

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web Browser Has a Security Flaw – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

The logo of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer 9 is displayed on a computer monitor in Washington, on March 15, 2011. Bloomberg A newly discovered security hole in Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT +2.41% Microsoft Corp. U.S.: Nasdaq $40.87 +0.96 +2.41% April 28, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 49.45M AFTER HOURS $40.97 +0.10 +0.24% April 28, 2014 7:46 pm Volume (Delayed 15m): 1.15M P/E Ratio 15.19 Market Cap $329.67 Billion Dividend…

Internet Explorer bug lets hacker control your PC – CNNMoney

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

A new bug in Internet Explorer allows hackers to commandeer your computer. If you’re using Internet Explorer and click on the wrong link, a hacker could hijack your computer. Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) is racing to address a weakness in its popular Web browser that security experts at FireEye (FEYE) revealed over the weekend. The researchers discovered that hackers have exploited the bug and created a new type of attack….

Hackers targeting newly discovered flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

The logo of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 is displayed on a computer monitor. (Bloomberg News) Hackers are already at work exploiting a newly discovered flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that has left more than half of the world’s Web browsers vulnerable to attack, including those on many federal government computers. Microsoft said it was aware of “limited target attacks” in a security advisory posted Saturday. The flaw affects Internet Explorer…

What’s In A Name? After 7 Months Microsoft Is Still Deciding How to Brand Its … – Forbes

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Microsoft Microsoft announced its bid for Nokia Nokia on Labor Day weekend in Sept. 2013. Now it is almost May but I learned this weekend from a Microsoft spokesperson that they still haven’t decided on a name. That would certainly explain why they haven’t yet shared that decision with the analytical community.  I was misled by the fact that the entity that bought Nokia’s Devices and Services business on April…

Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

This may sound like sacrilege, but it’s not: Ubuntu Linux can be useful even if you’re a hardcore Windows user. That’s because there’s no way to boot a full Windows system from a USB stick to troubleshoot your PC—well, not without an Enterprise version of Windows and Windows To Go—but anyone can make a free Ubuntu USB drive, CD, or DVD. A Ubuntu live drive can be used as a…

Microsoft rushes to fix browser after attacks; no fix for XP users – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014

BOSTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some U.S. companies. PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that bug when they are released, however, because Microsoft stopped supporting the 13-year-old operating system earlier this month….