As web applications become ubiquitous, the web browser has evolved into the main client side application for most users. Hence, it has become one of the most popular targets by cyber-criminals. Together with performance and usability, the web browser has evolved into a more secure application! Is this the case? As Internet Explorer grew older more and more security features were added which at face value should have hardened the browser but it is also understood that with more features comes more vulnerabilities!
Internet Explorer 9 trial run unveils a couple of hitches! Some web applications are not yet fully compatible with IE 9. I run the 64 bit edition and have come across some annoying issues, mainly with the web administrative console of WordPress, and with some scripts such as, ads that do not show up only in IE 9. In this brief article you will find two temporary workarounds that help you sort out these issues and other problems that you may be encountering.
On Monday 14, 2011 Microsoft launched IE 9 which attracted more than 2.35 million downloads in just 24 hours! This is the most modern browser and is expected to regain some of the lost market share by its main competitors, Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome as you can see from the graph below: