Earlier this week, Microsoft ended support for some popular programs, as well as one infamous operating system.
We are of course referring to Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 and Windows 8.
The problem with the end of support for the older versions is that, there are a lot of users who use them. They do so because it supports some features which are not available in IE 11, or simply because they don’t like it.
Yet, the number of Internet Explorer users is actually quite high, so most of them are likely to upgrade. It is the people who do not use IE, and use a different browser like Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, that Microsoft is addressing with a recent [...]
Back in November 2015, we reported that Microsoft had begun reminding users of Windows 7, that the default browser in the operating system, Internet Explorer (versions 7, 8, 9 and 10) is reaching its end of support soon.
The Redmond Company took the announcement, as an oppurtunity to promote Microsoft Edge.
Of course to use that, one would have to upgrade to Windows 10. Anyway, the end of support for older versions of IE, is nearing, really soon, and a Windows Update will be rolled out next week to which will remind users of the same.
And when I say ask, I meant nag (it’s Microsoft we’re talking about). Microsoft has announced that it will [...]
HTTP Strict Transport Security comes to Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.
Microsoft may be concentrating on Windows 10, but it isn’t forgetting its older operating systems just yet.
The Redmond Company is rolling out a new security feature for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers.
Microsoft has released a Windows Update, which brings support for a new protocol in Internet Explorer. The new feature is called HTTP Strict Transport Security, and the abbreviation for which is HSTS.
If you have heard of the HTTPS protocol, (HTTP Secure), you will be pleased to know that HSTS is a similar security feature. What HSTS does, is that it [...]