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Get the latest version of Internet Explorer

April 24th, 2014 No comments

Microsoft released an updated version of Internet Explorer this month, and it’s available as a free download on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1. To increase your security and privacy, it’s important that you use the latest version of any software, but especially your web browser. This new version of Internet Explorer also includes new features that make it easier to browse the web on a variety of devices.

Learn more at the Internet Explorer blog.

If you have automatic updating turned on, you already have the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Learn how to get updates like this one, as well as security updates for all your Microsoft software automatically.

What is HTTPS?

January 21st, 2014 No comments

HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It’s the language that is used to deliver information over the web, and it’s the first element you see in any URL.

Most web browsers (including Internet Explorer) use an encrypted protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to access secure webpages. These pages use the prefix HTTPS. The “s” stands for secure.

If you’re just browsing the web and not entering any sensitive information, HTTP:// is just fine. However, on pages where you enter your password, credit card number, or other financial information, you should always look for the https:// prefix. If you don’t see the “s,” don’t enter any information that you want to keep secure.

For more information, see Privacy in Internet Explorer.

How to surf more safely

January 7th, 2014 No comments

Internet Explorer 11 is the newest web browser from Microsoft. It is included with Windows 8 and is also available for Windows 7.

To give you more security and increased control over your online privacy, Internet Explorer 11 includes these features:

  • InPrivate browsing – When you use an InPrivate tab, Internet Explorer 11 clears your cookies when you close the tab and does not store your passwords and webpage history.

  • Do Not Track – Send a signal to marketers and websites telling them to not collect data that enables them to track you on the web.

  • Windows SmartScreen – Get help identifying known phishing and malware sites so that you can make informed decisions about app downloads.

Learn more about the features in Internet Explorer 11.