Archive for December, 2010

Malware Block Rate: Internet Explorer – 99%, Opera – 0%

By | December 14, 2010 | 20 Comments

Malware Block Rate: Internet Explorer - 99%, Opera - 0%Or so it seems.

NSS Labs tested 5 most popular web browsers to find out, which one of them offer the best protection against malware.

Tested web browsers

Google Chrome 6.0.472.63
Windows Internet Explorer 8 (build 8.0.7600.16385)
Windows Internet Explorer 9 pre-BETA (build 9.0.7930.16402)
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10
Opera 10.62 (build 3500)
Safari 5.0.1 (7533.17.8)

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Weekly Questions Recap, December 13th

By | December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, December 13th
Don’t forget that you will receive points for asking/answering questions and can redeem them for cool prizes.



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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

By | December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

Free Xbox 360 Slim
We are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console…

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities
A picture.
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Free Xbox 360 Slim

By | December 12, 2010 | 15 Comments

Free Xbox 360 Slim

Holidays are just around the corner and we are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console (or cash equivalent, in case you don’t want one).


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One lucky winner will be announced on the 24th of December.

That’s pretty much it. Happy holidays :-)

Firefox Easter Egg: about:robots

By | December 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

Open Firefox
Type “about:robots” in address bar

Firefox Easter Egg: about:robots

Here is another one (haven’t tested):

Press the button only once. Do NOT press it a second time! That blew my mind. I can’t believe pressing it a second time would do THAT…

Thanks, Reddit

Download Firefox 3.6.13 and 3.5.16

By | December 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 3.6.13 and 3.5.16Here comes another batch of updates from Mozilla, as company has released Firefox 3.6.13 and 3.5.16 updates.

Both updates patch 11 security vulnerabilities where 9 of them are marked as critical.

According to official changelogs, Firefox 3.6.13 fixes a total of 68 bugs while Firefox 3.5.16 includes 49 fixes.

Firefox 3.6.13
Firefox 3.5.16

Oh Sweet!.. Wait, What Year Is This?

By | December 10, 2010 | 12 Comments

Oh Sweet!.. Wait, What Year Is This?

Via Reddit

Internet Explorer 9 Receives Tracking Protection

By | December 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

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The upcoming Internet Explorer 9 RC build (set for an early 2011 release) will include a couple of tracking protection features, Microsoft revealed earlier this week.

According to the official video, Tracking Protection will allow users to discover, who is tracking their activity, while Tracking Protection Lists provides them with a solution to easily block such sites from requesting their data.

Recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report might have an impact on Microsoft’s decision for such feature implementation.

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK.

Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping Websockets

By | December 9, 2010 | 8 Comments

Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping WebsocketsFrom useful to dangerous.

It looks like Websockets aren’t so great after all (at least in the short term). According to Mozilla and Opera posts, both companies will be disabling support for such technology until serious security flaws are fixed.

Mozilla said that Firefox 4 Beta 8 will be the very first release to do so, while Opera has not yet commented on version specifics.

Recently, Adam Barth has shared a security study findings that raised a red flag for the current state of Websockets protocol.
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Today I Actually Used Chrome’s Incognito Browsing…

By | December 8, 2010 | 7 Comments

First, US announces world press freedom day and now this:

Today I Actually Used Chrome's Incognito Browsing…

Must be one of those “weird” days…

Via: Reddit