Multiple browsers patch actively exploited zero-day
Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Brave and Vivaldi web browsers are vulnerable to a zero-day exploit around the WebP image format. This vulnerability is reportedly already being actively exploited by hackers. Patches have since been implemented.
Several web browsers are vulnerable to the very cr... Read more
Will Microsoft continue to impose Edge browser in Europe after all?
It seems that Microsoft is not making any changes to Windows after all to allow users to open links with their default browser. So Edge will continue to be forced on users.
Earlier, Windows Insider Preview build 23531 no longer seemed to impose the web browser Edge as the default browser. The c... Read more
Microsoft no longer forces Edge browser on European users
From now on, Windows users within the EU can open all links with their default browser of choice instead of Edge. Microsoft thus appears to be yielding to the continued pressure from European regulations.
In the current version of Windows 11, Microsoft apps open links via the Edge browser by def... Read more
Microsoft Edge Secure Network feature now has increased data limit
Microsoft has increased the data limit for the free Edge Secure Network feature in the Edge browser from 1 GB to 5 GB. This allows users to run more data traffic over a secure connection.
The expansion from 1 GB to 5 GB allows users of the free feature to route more data traffic securely. The Ed... Read more
Microsoft expands support for passkeys in Windows 11
Windows Insiders will soon be able to sign into their accounts using passkeys and Windows Hello.
This week Microsoft announced that is is expanding support for passkeys in Windows 11, enabling users to log into websites and apps using biometric authentication.
Passkeys allow users to replace... Read more
Bing drums up fake AI answers for Chrome search
Microsoft appears to be busy interfering with Chrome by giving AI answers to search prompts on Google's browser. The giant from Redmond is "fighting its corner" when it comes to the browser wars.
Microsoft gives no quarter in its fight to keep users from moving to competitors' platforms. In Febr... Read more
Microsoft replaces AI assistent Cortana
Microsoft is replacing its AI assistent. Launched in 2015 as the star attraction of Windows 10, Cortana failed to maintain its shine and will now be retired from its last remaining stronghold within Windows.
Microsoft announced in a support document that it would no longer provide support for th... Read more
Why Microsoft keeps pushing the limit by forcing its software on you
Regulators have told Microsoft several times that it cannot bundle or force software on its users. Yet time after time, the company manages to come up with new tactics that push the boundaries, and find ways to force its software on you. The Redmond company also seems to get away with it. Is it tim... Read more
Here’s how to protect your privacy in Microsoft Edge
There seems to be a bug in version 112 of the Microsoft Edge browser. A feature intended to track content creators everywhere sends entire URLs to a Bing domain. Fortunately, you can fix this privacy issue as a user.
The feature is on for users by default. To prevent this behaviour from Edge, yo... Read more
Microsoft Bing has 100M daily users
Yusuf Mehdi, the corporate vice president of Microsoft's modern life, search, and devices group, announced the news in a blog post on Wednesday. This update comes after Microsoft released a new version of Bing with an AI chatbot developed in collaboration with OpenAI just last month.
The AI chat... Read more