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Get a Free Month of Hulu Plus Just for Using IE9

Microsoft and Hulu are offering a pretty sweet deal: Visit Hulu.com/Plus with Internet Explorer 9, and you'll be offered a free, one-month trial of Hulu Plus simply for pinning the site to your taskbar. It's a significant improvement over the normal one-week trial, and all you have to do is stare at an extra icon for a little while....

Break the Web, Internet Explorer Style

It's no Cornify, but IE6ify does have a certain charm about it. The developer brags: "After years of observation and reverse engineering I proudly announce I have been able to reproduce the IE6 algorithm to break even the most standards-compliant websites." You know the drill: Drag the bookmarklet up top, and let the games begin....

Your Guide to Private Browsing

InPrivate, Incognito, Private Browsing -- whatever they want to brand it -- all modern browsers offer a special mode designed to keep what you do online a secret from prying eyes. Despite different names and origins at different companies, they all work in basically similar ways: A new browser session is created that operates separately from your existing one, with its own history and cookies t...

Clear Your Browser's Cache and Cookies to Protect Your Privacy

You probably already know this (we know you're very smart!), but it bears repeating: your browser saves a whole lot of data about what you do. Beyond just your browser history, the most visible trail of what you do on your PC, there is also your browser cache and cookies. Cookies are used by websites to keep you logged in and to track your browsing habits to provide targeted advertisements, while...

New Internet Explorer Flaw Affects All Versions, Every User

Share On Friday, Microsoft announced it had discovered a security flaw in Internet Explorer, used by over 900 million people, that could potentially affect every single user of the browser, regardless of version, on Windows XP, Vista and 7. The flaw rests with how the browser handles MHTML files. Microsoft said an attacker could use a simple HTML link to launch malicious code that could collect u...

Internet Explorer 9 Beta Review: Does Microsoft Deliver?

It's no secret that Internet Explorer has been the lame duck of the browser market since Firefox landed on the scene. One of the first things most tech-savvy people do with new PCs is install Google Chrome or The Fox, and with good reason. Though IE7 and IE8 did a lot to modernize the look and basic feature set of the default Windows browser, the truth is that, under the hood, it still couldn't c...

Internet Explorer 9 Competes With Chrome in Speed, Design

Microsoft will officially launch Internet Explorer 9 later today, and it looks to be the most significant update the browser has seen since the jump from IE6 to IE7. Users will immediately notice the cosmetic changes that takes the trendy "less is more" design ethos to almost fundamentalist extremes. IE9 trims even more fat from the interface than its quite spartan competitor Google Chrome. The O...

Playboy to Launch Game Label, Kindle 3 Reviews Hit the Web

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Playboy has hopped on the tech bandwagon in recent months with both a NSFW website and a 3-D print spread. The empire that Heffner built is now extending its reach into the gaming marketplace, thanks to a partnership with Bigpoint. [From: Joystiq] Kindle 3 reviews are starting to hit the Web, and David Pogue praises Amazon's l...

Internet Explorer 9 Screenshot Leaks

While Internet Explorer 9's new, standards-compliant rendering engine is, by now, an old hat, the revamped interface has been a closely guarded secret while the browser has been in testing. That is, until this screenshot of IE9 found its way onto the site of Microsoft's Russian subsidiary. It was quickly pulled, but not before it was snagged and passed around the Web....

Having Issues With Hotmail? Microsoft Suggests Chrome

Microsoft's new version of Hotmail, now officially called Windows Live Hotmail, finally landed for the service's 350 million users last week. And since that time, customers have been complaining of a number of problems, including an excruciatingly slow response to input, scripting errors, browser crashes and even being completely locked out of their accounts. It's not clear exactly what the under...

How Internet Explorer Almost Set the Bar for Privacy, But Chose Ad Dollars Instead

Share Today, the Wall Street Journal published a lengthy report revealing the behind-the-scenes debates that shaped the creation of Internet Explorer 8, and derailed the development team's plan to make the much-maligned browser the poster boy for privacy protection. As it turns out, the InPrivate filter, which is sometimes charmingly called "porn mode," was almost made the default behavior for I...

Google Monopolizing Malware, Snuggie Wants Your Snark

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Google not only dominates the search engine traffic rankings, but the site -- with an overwhelming 69-percent share -- also apparently reigns as the "king of malware." [From: PC World] The Snuggie people are actually welcoming, and openly asking for, continued Internet mockery. The new Snuggie Choice Film Awards will bestow $5...

'Tabnapping' Is a Terrifying New Phishing Attack

We talk up the security of Firefox quite a bit around here, but don't misunderstand; Firefox is not impenetrable. In fact, a new, particularly devious phishing attack that manipulates browser tabs works best against the second most popular browser in the world. The attack, dubbed "tabnapping" by Firefox creative lead Aza Raskin, uses Javascript to replace the contents of a tab and its label. T...

Internet Explorer Loses Ground to Chrome, Firefox and Safari

Each month, the news gets worse for Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The BBC reports that the latest numbers from several measurement firms show the Web browser continuing to lose market share to competitors like Mozilla, Apple and Google. Depending on who you ask, as of April, the various versions of Internet Explorer comprises anywhere from 51.42-percent (according to StatCounter) to 70-percent...

Latest Internet Explorer Flaw Exposes Any File on Your PC

Share Internet Explorer is no stranger to security vulnerabilities, but a flaw revealed by Microsoft on Wednesday is one of the most stunning we've ever seen. The flaw affects IE6, IE7, and IE8 on Windows XP as well as IE7 and IE8 on Vista and Windows 7 if protected mode has been disabled (though protected mode is turned on by default). The exploit would allow a hacker to access any file on yo...