Archive for June, 2009
It seems that everyone is testing web browsers this week.
While some sites are posting usual SunSpider results, Codexon has decided to run something closer to the “real life situations”.
As a result, he loaded 10 web sites and calculated load time.
Baidu.com – Chinese Google
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BlackBerryCool.com is running a nice contest in which you can win all inclusive trip to Oslo, Norway and visit Opera Software headquarters. Other prizes include: software gift cards, accessories and an advanced preview of an unseen version of Opera Mini (now that’s cool).
Things you need: Blackberry and Opera Mini
For more information, check the contest page.
PC Games Hardware tested the speed of the internet browsers Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8, Mozilla Firefox 2.0, 3.0.11 and 3.5b99, Opera 9.6 and 10, Safari 3.1.1 and 4.0, Chrome 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 with the benchmarks Peacekeeper and Sunspider and checked them with the Acid tests as well.
Google has released an update for Google Chrome web browser which fixes a critical security issue and few networking bugs.
- CVE-2009-2121: Buffer overflow processing HTTP responses
Google Chrome is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in handling certain responses from HTTP servers. A specially crafted response from a server could crash the browser and possibly allow an attacker to run arbitrary code.
- NTLM authentication to Squid proxies fails when trying to connect to HTTPS sites
- Browser crash when loading some HTTPS sites
An analysis done by Microsoft between Google Chrome 2.0, Firefox 3.0 and Internet Explorer 8 shows that IE8 wins in 7 out of 10 categories, while 3 are draw.
So let’s analyze the categories. Continue Reading