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IE9’s Do Not Track features could become Web standard

IE9’s Do Not Track features could become Web standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C,) the standards body responsible for HTML5, accepted and published Microsoft’s member submission for standardized privacy features on Thursday. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission endorsed a framework for consumer privacy which suggested a persistent browser setting to protect users from services that collect and harvest browser data without users knowing about it. Subsequently, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Google all...

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Another trojan surfaces on the Mac yet again called BlackHole RAT

A new trojan has appeared by the name of BlackHole RAT and it surprisingly is in beta. While this may sound strange or like a joke, security researchers assure it’s the real deal. Turns out that BlackHole RAT is a variant of the free “remote administration tool” darkComet RAT for Windows. Despite being a new trojan that calls itself beta; the tool itself seems...

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Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 now available

Today the long awaited service pack for Windows 7 has been released to the world. This is the very first service pack for the Windows 7 OS. As we have previously reported, there will be only a few new features that many users may not notice. One of those features is RemoteFx, which provides rich 3-D graphical experience for remote users. Ready to download...

Two million users downloaded the IE9 Release Candidate

Two million users downloaded the IE9 Release Candidate

Raw first-week sales numbers are often used to indicate the efficacy of a product’s launch. But really, the thing these numbers best represent is the level of user excitement. Today, Microsoft revealed that users were very excited about Internet Explorer 9 RC, which launched last week. According to Microsoft, the IE9 Release Candidate was downloaded 2 million times in the six days following its...

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Windows 7 SP1 now available on TechNet and MSDN

Windows 7 SP1 RTM is now available to MSDN and TechNet customers. Microsoft posted its final build of Windows 7 SP1 to MSDN and TechNet customers on Wednesday. Copies of Microsoft’s Windows 7 SP1 RTM update leaked last month to file sharing websites ahead of its release. Microsoft has confirmed 7601.17514.101119-1850 is the final RTM. The software giant will offer the build to the...

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Google introduces two step account verification

Google today announced 2-step verification for account holders. The new security feature is rolling out gradually; I haven’t received the update and so couldn’t test the new feature. I like the concept but wonder how many people will bother to set it up or will cringe at the steps required to use it. Like so many other cloud services, Google requires a username and...

Five things that excite me about developing for Internet Explorer 9

Five things that excite me about developing for Internet Explorer 9

I gave up on Internet Explorer way back at IE7. As a user interface developer, the CSS and JavaScript workarounds created way too much unnecessary work. So I turned my attention to the next best thing at that time, which was Firefox. It was the most standards-compliant browser on the market at that time. Its plugins (e.g., FireBug) made my work easier and much...

Outpost Security Suite Free 7.1 adds second anti-malware engine

Outpost Security Suite Free 7.1 adds second anti-malware engine

Agnitum has released version 7.1 of its flagship product, Outpost Security Suite FREE. It’s a maintenance upgrade for the most part, with under-the-hood bug fixes and minor tweaks, but there are some notable exceptions. Top of the list is the inclusion of a second anti-malware engine. The suite now includes one antivirus engine, and a second focused on spyware, adware and trojans. The company...

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Windows 7 SP1 RTM due before end of February 2011

Microsoft has informed close partners that SP1 has hit the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) milestone. MSDN and TechNet customers will receive the bits on February 16, followed by a general web release (RTW) on February 22. According to sources close to the matter, Microsoft sent out internal announcements to mark the RTM of Windows 7 SP1 in January. Russian site Wzor confirmed the RTM...

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Firefox 4 through 7 to be released before the end of 2011

Firefox’s official roadmap has been updated, and boy are there some interesting changes afoot. Most notably, Firefox 7 will ship in 2011. The second biggy, and the main focus of Firefox development in 2011, is to make sure there is no more than 50ms between any user interaction and feedback from the browser. As far as feature sets go, this is what the roadmap...