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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 05:18 PM

Microsoft readies kill switch for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10
Next Tuesday, January 12, will see the last patch for MS's aging browsers.

by Kelly Fiveash (UK) - Jan 6, 2016 2:03 pm UTC

Microsoft has reminded Internet Explorer users that it will imminently end support for older versions of its browser from next week. The software giant plans to hit the kill switch on IE 8, 9, and 10 on January 12, and it has been advising users to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, or its new Edge browser, to avoid being exposed to potential security risks after that date.

Details about at:
http://arstechnica.c...rer-8-9-and-10/

 

 



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 05:40 PM

Read in addition please:

 

Microsoft poised to deliver a fatal blow to Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10

By Mark Wilson
Published 2016-01-06

In less than a week, Microsoft will only offer support for Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge. As of Tuesday 12 January, Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 will die. The aging browsers will receive one more update, and then will be consigned to the trash.

More:
http://betanews.com/...rer-8-9-and-10/

 



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:08 PM

Microsoft officially dumps Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10
Internet Explorer 11 is the only version of the browser Microsoft wants most Windows users to run.

Ian Paul | @ianpaul
Contributor, PCWorld

Jan 6, 2016 6:19 AM

Microsoft recently announced another step that puts Internet Explorer that much closer to oblivion. Beginning next Tuesday, January 12, Microsoft will officially retire Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 for most Windows operating systems, according to a Microsoft support page.

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http://www.pcworld.c...8-9-and-10.html

 



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Posted 07 January 2016 - 08:41 PM

Another article:

 

Ready to say goodbye to Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10? Things to consider
By: Alexandra Gheorghe | comment : 0 | January 07, 2016 |  Posted in: Industry News

Only 5 days left until versions 8, 9 and 10 of Internet Explorer reach end-of-life and leave late IE 11 adopters exposed to specific exploits. And this is not an understatement, Internet Explorer has quite a reputation … it was plagued over the years with many critical vulnerabilities, including remote code execution, elevation of privilege, information disclosure and security feature bypass.

http://www.hotforsec...ider-13222.html

 



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:11 PM

Older IE Versions Losing Security Support

on Tuesday by Michael Mimoso

Follow @mike_mimoso January 8, 2016 , 1:41 pm

Anxiety was high around April 8, 2014 when Microsoft officially closed the door on security support for Windows XP. Many envisioned black hats worldwide stockpiling exploits waiting for the day when XP machines would be left permanently exposed.

See more at: https://threatpost.c...tuesday/115828/