Internet Explorer 10 & Windows 8 to Power Thief of Thieves Virtual Experience

Over the past couple of months, Microsoft's IE team working on some amazing projects. On Monday, last the Internet Explorer collaborates with musical artists The xx on their sophomore album release, titled Coexist.This is the only place you can listen to Coexist prior to the album release on today September 11. The Coexist site is […]

Over the past couple of months, Microsoft's IE team working on some amazing projects. On Monday, last the Internet Explorer collaborates with musical artists The xx on their sophomore album release, titled Coexist.

This is the only place you can listen to Coexist prior to the album release on today September 11.

The Coexist site is built exclusively in HTML5 to work in IE10 and Windows 8, and the experience, which represents the art of digital sharing, is a testament to The xx and their passion to continually push the boundaries of our expectations. Experience it for yourself.

Today, the Internet Explorer team together with Skybound's "Thief of Thieves" comic book series creating an online game promotion for a virtual character, train as a thief and "pull off the virtual heist" with Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8.

From the illustrations on the teaser page, the game appears to feature a graphic-style inspired by comic books and contain interactive puzzle-based elements which may employ multi-touch HTML5 & Canvas functionality which is supported by both Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8.

The Thief of Thieves website will apparently allow users to become virtual thieves themselves as they learn skills and finally take part in their own caper.

Check it here.

Internet Explorer 10 & Windows 8 to run Be the Thief Thief of Thieves experience

"XSS is the most prevalent vulnerability in Web applications and the second most likely to be leveraged in real-world attacks, according to a study by Veracode using data from the Web Hacking Incident Database."

To help protect users, "Internet Explorer pioneered the implementation of multiple overlapping mitigations targeting XSS, including httpOnly cookies, security=restricted IFRAMES, toStaticHTML(), and the IE XSS Filter," David Ross, Principal Security Software Engineer, Microsoft Security Response Center, writes.

To that end, IE10 introduces support for the new HTML5 standard IFRAME Sandbox, which allows developers of Web applications to more tightly control the behavior of embedded content.

Ross notes, a MSRC analysis shows that currently the IE XSS Filter applies for 37% of all legitimate vulnerabilities that are reported to the MSRC. "For some perspective, another highly reported vulnerability class is memory safety, accounting for 24% of vulnerabilities within the same data set," he said.

Growth in reported XSS vulnerabilities 2004 - 2012 (first half)