Microsoft Corp. is rushing to fix a security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser that is already being used in “limited, targeted attacks,” as antivirus firms and the U.S. government advise switching to alternate products.
Mozilla Corp.’s Firefox topped Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer in Europe for the first time last month to become the region’s most-used web browser, according to StatCounter , a market-research firm.
Microsoft Corp. is sticking with a decision to make it harder to track users’ online behavior, earning plaudits from privacy groups while drawing fire from the advertisers its money-losing Web unit needs most.
Microsoft Corp. was warned by European Union regulators to modify how it presents Internet Explorer in its new Windows 8 operating system to avert another antitrust clash, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said.
Google Inc. attempted to counter Microsoft Corp.’s allegations that it sidestepped privacy settings in the Internet Explorer Web browser by saying that the policies in question are “widely non-operational.”