Internet Explorer 11’s Latest Version Brings a BUNCH of New Features
Just like every month, this month’s Update Tuesday rollout offers us a lot of enhancements, including the new August Update that targets devices running Windows 8.1 Update or Windows RT 8.1 Update. It looks like Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer 11 will have the most benefits from this update pack.
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Maybe you won’t believe it, but Internet Explorer will become faster! Microsoft confirmed all this before in its official blog post.
This new IE update contains four feature improvements for developers, requested by users via feedback. The F12 developer tool got many enhancements, including the user interface, console, DOM explorer, debugger, emulation tool, UI responsiveness and memory profiling tools.
WebGl renderer is now faster, because the company decided to make some changes with it, as well. WebGl renderer improvement led to a improvement of the Khronos WebGL Conformance Test 1.0.3 score from 89.9% to 96.8%. Internet Explorer 11 also received one crucial security update, which will fix up to 25 privately reported problems of Microsoft’s browser.
“The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user.
Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights,” said Microsoft.
Internet Explorer 11 will also get patches for the latest Adobe Flash Player, in order to make sure that no security problems are possible, that could be used to break into user’s personal information and data.
All patches are delivered to users who are running IE 11 via Windows Update, so you literally have to do nothing to receive these patches. But some updates, like the B2976627 security bulletin, might require a reboot of the system, so make sure you save all your files and work before applying the update.