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Showing posts with label IE. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How to make Facebook my homepage on IE, Chrome, Firefox or Safari

Facebook has been experiencing continuous growth and if some studies are to be believed, Facebook is all set to cross the 1 billion mark in August. Yes, Facebook is expected to cross over 1 billion users this month. It is no surprise then that you might be one of the people who use Facebook frequently and would like to set Facebook as your homepage on your browser. Facebook users tend to visit Facebook first on the internet before proceeding to other sites. This post is to help you do just that and set Facebook as your homepage, so as soon as you start your PC or mobile device the first site you visit will be Facebook. How to make Facebook my homepage.

How to set Facebook as homepage in IE, Chrome, Firefox and Safari


1. IE

Open Internet Explorer and click on tools > Internet Options and then in the space to create homepage tabs, type and then click OK and you're done


2. Chrome

Launch Chrome and then click on the wrench icon - extreme top left hand corner. From the drop-down click on settings. Below 'On Startup' check the button beside 'Open a specific page or set of pages' and then click the link 'Set Pages'. A pop-up box will appear enter in there and click on OK - you're done.


3. FireFox (Mozilla)

Launch FireFox and then open Now just drag the Facebook Favicon (icon) to the homepage button and release. Facebook is now set as your homepage. For more please check the image below.

How to make Facebook my homepage



4. Safari (iPhone, iPad and MAC)

Launch Safari and then choose preferences - you could also  press Command+, (comma) and the preferences dialog should appear. Beside Homepage enter Facebook and 'Set to current page'. You're done.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

There is urgency in Microsoft to issue an IE patch to fix Flaw

With all the recent news of Google threatening to pull out of China due to security attacks and censorship. Microsoft has responded. The cyber attacks happened due to a flow in IE which allows attackers a vulnerable are or a hole by which to gain entry into people's personal mail accounts. Microsoft has asked people to shift to IE 8. 

George Stathakopoulos, general manager of the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), stated "We continue to see limited and targeted attacks against Internet Explorer 6 and encourage customers to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8. We also recommend customers consider deploying the workarounds and mitigations provided in Security Advisory 979352 until the security update is ready for broad distribution."

Signaling high urgency, Microsoft will not wait until it's next Patch Tuesday -- Feb. 9 -- the next scheduled date for issuing security updates.

This is all part of the fast-developing security ramifications of Google threatening to pull out of China. Last Tuesday, Google said it may well  leave China because of cyberattacks and censorship. On Thursday, McAfee disclosed that Google and some 30 other companies were targeted by a spear phishing campaign, dubbed Operation Aurora. The attackers tricked specific employees to click on a bad link, accessing a heretofore unknown security hole in IE6, an older version of Microsoft's popular Web browser,  to take over control of the PC.

Update: Olso, Norway-based Opera is reporting that downloads of its rival Web browser have doubled in Germany and risen 35 percent in Australia. That comes after the governments of France, Germany and Australia issued warnings to stop using Internet Explorer in view of the revelations following Google's threat to leave China.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to deliver a speech Thursday morning in Washington D.C. about "Internet freedom," at which she's expected to discuss the Google-China brouhaha.

Microsoft are putting all their mussel to issue the patch as early as possible. The German government had also asked their citizens to use other web browsers instead of Internet Explorer as it had vulnerabilities. 

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