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Microsoft - Again!!

Post by Foggyone » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:48 pm

Worldwide alert on Microsoft browser
MORE than 500 million internet users around the world are at risk from a major flaw discovered in Microsoft's Internet Explorer software
About 2 million people, most of them outside Australia, are believed to have fallen victim to the flaw after visiting apparently safe websites
In a statement released yesterday, Microsoft Australia said a vulnerability had been found to affect all versions of Internet Explorer. The statement said Microsoft teams had developed an "emergency patch", due to be released at 5am today, to protect customers from the problem.

"When the patch is released people should run, not walk, to get it installed," said Trend Micro advanced threat researcher Paul Ferguson.

"This vulnerability is being actively exploited by cyber criminals and getting worse every day."
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Post by digidog » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:33 pm

IE slips further as Firefox, Safari, Chrome gain
CNet News - 2 February 2009
Internet Explorer now has 67.55 percent of global browser market share, a
drop of over seven percentage points in a year, according to figures from
Web metrics company Net Applications, released Monday. Mozilla's Firefox
browser, meanwhile, has gained market share in the same time frame,
climbing over three percentage points to 21.53 percent.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10154447-93.html

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Post by digidog » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:21 am

Mauricio over at Geekzone has some interesting browser stats.
geekzone.co.nz
Microsoft Internet Explorer: 46.03%
Mozilla Firefox: 40.61%
Google Chrome: 4.60%
Apple Safari: 4.54%
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/freitasm/6195

The tech-savvy crowd just l-u-r-v-e Firefox.

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Post by Foggyone » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:29 am

On our real estate site, then last 100 page loads (yes, I know it's a very very small sample) show

39 39.00% IE 7.0
29 29.00% IE 6.0
13 13.00% Safari 3.2
6 6.00% Firefox 2.0
5 5.00% SeaMonkey 1.1
4 4.00% Firefox 3.0
3 3.00% Mozilla 1.7
1 1.00% Sony PS3 0

Our visitors tend to be mostly less tech savvy, often lower socia economic folks.

A check of stats for February

Msie 7.0 64.4 %
Msie 6.0 14 %
Msie 5.01 7.4 %
Firefox 3.0.5 5.8 %
Firefox 1.5.0.1 1.3 %
Safari 5.7 %
Unknown ? 0.8 %
Mozilla 0.1 %

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Post by digidog » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:54 am

ScamBusters site - January 2009
MS Internet Explorer 71.7 %
Firefox 21.3 %
Safari 3.3 %
Mozilla 1.9 %
Opera 1.4 %
Netscape 0.1 %

2008 - entire year
iE 72.1%
Firefox 22.8%

I guess that makes us slightly geeky.

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Post by dobby » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:43 am

digidog wrote: I guess that makes us slightly geeky.
Speak for yourself! :lol: :-P
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Post by digidog » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:59 am

Proud
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GEEK

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Post by rusticdog » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:09 am

firetrust.com last 30 days

1. Internet Explorer 96.16%
2. Firefox 3.13%
3. Opera 0.23%
4. Chrome 0.18%
5. Safari 0.16%
6. Mozilla 0.06%

Edit : Did some digging cos this sounded massive for IE. That's an inflated number from a piece of software loading an image from the website, apparently not being filtered out properly :) ....phew...

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Post by rusticdog » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:14 am

scamchecker.net

1. Internet Explorer 56.53%
2. Firefox 35.79%
3. Safari 2.95%
4. Opera 2.80%
5. Chrome 1.48%

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Post by bobbbbbb » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:06 am

FYI, VoteMeNot stats for the month of Jan (from 18,300 visits):

Code: Select all

1.   Internet Explorer    62.28%
2.   Firefox              32.04%	
3.   Safari               2.26%	
4.   Chrome               1.68%	
5.   Opera                1.49%	
6.   Mozilla              0.10%	
7.   Netscape             0.04%	
8.   SeaMonkey            0.04%	
9.   Camino               0.02%	
10.  Galeon               0.02%
Of those IE visits, 84.84% are IE7 with 14.19% on IE6.

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Oopsies!!

Post by Foggyone » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:38 pm

Microsoft dumped after India PM's emails go AWOL
In a hearing of the Indian Central Information Commission, the PMO's office admitted: "Many mails reportedly sent were not received in the Outlook Express and subsequently the Outlook Express was discontinued and the SquirrelMail was used."
Interesting questions about the competence of the Indian techies involved, as well.
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Post by decoder » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:06 am

Those techies should be severely repremanded for using Express for a PM's email - they should be using full Outlook, not Outlook Express.

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Post by digidog » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:17 am

Or maybe Thunderbird... or even good old kiwi Pegasus Mail. In fact
anything non-MS.
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Post by digidog » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:37 pm

CNet reports that Internet Explorer is still losing ground to the other
(superior) browsers. Here's October 2009 stats taken from 40,000
websites.

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10388289-264.html

ScamBusters stats for October 2009
61.7% Internet Explorer
27.6% FireFox
3.5% Chrome
2.8% Safari
2.2% Opera
1.8% Mozilla

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Another Boo Boo

Post by Foggyone » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:44 pm

A story this morning about certain Microsoft programmes denying access to documents by the owners of those documents, under certain circumstances.

Office 2003 bug denying access to files

It appears that the bug is most likely to bite big business and Government users, a sector Microsoft just doesn't want to p*** off!

OOPS!
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