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mIRC 7.54 has been released! (December 21st 2018)

This is a small update that addresses a number of issues reported by users since the last release. It includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including: Fixed API call that prevented mIRC from running on Windows XP. Fixed script editor editbox horizontal scrollbar sensitivity. Fixed /hadd -mN parsing bug. Fixed...

Microsoft patches Internet Explorer flaw being used to hijack PCs

Microsoft has rolled out a fix for a zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability that hackers are already using for targeted attacks. The tech giant didn't elaborate on the scope of those attacks, but it did explain how criminals can use the memory-corruption flaw. Apparently, attackers simply have to get users to visit websites engineered to exploit it -- by sending them links via email, for...

FBI kicks some of the worst ‘DDoS for hire’ sites off the internet

The FBI has seized the domains of 15 high-profile distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) websites after a coordinated effort by law enforcement and several tech companies.Several seizure warrants granted by a California federal judge went into effect Thursday, removing several of these “booter” or “stresser” sites off the internet “as part of coordinated law enforcement action taken...

Facebook Bug Exposes Users’ Photos

A Facebook bug has exposed the private photos of up to 6.8 million users. The bug means thousands of third-party apps had potential access to photos they didn’t have permission to view. The worst thing is the amount of time Facebook took to disclose the incident. Facebook’s Very Bad Year It’s fair to say Facebook hasn’t had a good 2018. There was the Cambridge Analytica scandal...

Mozilla's CEO isn't happy with Microsoft's switch to Chromium

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard isn't fond of Microsoft's decision to overhaul its Edge browser using Google's open source Chromium project, which is the basis of Chrome. "By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google," he writes in a blog post.The note sees Beard condemning Microsoft's move --though he admits it "may well make sense" from a business standpoint...

Microsoft's next browser might be based on Chromium

Remember the browser wars? In 1995, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer and started bundling it with Windows in order to snatch away market share from the then-dominant browser, Netscape. It worked — in the early naughts, all everyone ever used for browsing was Internet Explorer. But then came the alternatives: Firefox in 2004 and Google's Chrome 2008. These browsers were faster and more...