Posts Tagged ‘Internet Explorer’

Users Beware: Even Homeland Security Says Not to Use Internet Explorer

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

How scary is the latest Internet Explorer security vulnerability? Even the U.S. government says not to use IE until the browser is fixed.

The flaw, which affects Internet Explorer versions 6 and up, allows bad guys to gain complete access to a PC via a malicious website. Dubbed “Operation Clandestine Fox” by the security firm FireEye, the threat is real. And dangerous.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security doesn’t issue security alerts for computer software very often, but this time, it made an exception. Many agencies within the U.S. government use versions of IE.

Homeland Security recommends that users or administrators “enable Microsoft EMET where possible” and to “consider employing an alternative web browser until an official update is available.”

That’s good advice. Microsoft’s next schedule “Patch Tuesday” isn’t until May 13, although the company may push out an unscheduled update earlier. If you’re using an unsupported version of Windows — like Windows XP — don’t expect to get any updates.

For Windows XP users, the best course of action is to move to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox now.

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.0.1200 Beta is released!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Hello Maxthon friends,

Today, Maxthon launches its V4.4.0.1200 Beta for Windows. This release is mainly for bug fixes as well as enhancing the core stabilities.
Please check out the change log below.


Installer version:
MD5: 50cef6596cb9b5a75cd8e4e40ada970f
Portable version:
MD5: 6159893fa5f7c3ea27c8a3c0899db3ce

Change log [2014-04-1]
Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* UI display anomaly in certain caese
* Fail to choose key words in the search box drop-down list with keyboard down arrow


Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems.

If you experience any issues, please drop us a line on our forum by clicking here.