Category: Google Chrome

Google Chrome Pwn2Own Vulnerability Patched

By | March 9, 2012 | 2 Comments
Google Chrome Pwn2Own Vulnerability Patched

From left to right Jim Hebert, Cris Necker, Justin Schuh

Just 24 hours after reporting the critical vulnerability in Google’s Chrome web browser, the search giant has already released a patch to address the issue.

Identified as a bug CVE-2011-3046, discovered vulnerability is described as “UXSS and bad history navigation”, with no additional details revealed.
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Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails Twice

By | March 8, 2012 | 13 Comments

Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails TwiceSecurity contests prove to be useful.

Just as some might have thought that Google’s Chrome sandboxing feature is bullet proof, Sergey Glazunov, a security researcher who have found quite a few vulnerabilities in the fast, has enriched his life with a $60k reward, received for a “Full Chrome” exploit, which bypassed the sandbox feature. Although Google Chrome was previously known to withstand various attacks in Pwn2Own and similar contests, this time it was the first to fail.

Justin Schuh, Chrome’s security team member said, “It was an impressive exploit. It required a deep understanding of how Chrome works. This is not a trivial thing to do. It’s a very difficult and that’s why we’re paying $60,000.”
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February, 2012: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Safari Share Up; Firefox – Down

By | March 7, 2012 | 10 Comments


After last month’s interesting results, it’s time to see how did the February turned out for your favorite web browser.

For the second month in a row, Internet Explorer continues to increase its market share and is now up by 0.76 point, from 48.16% to 48.92%.
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Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12

By | March 5, 2012 | 28 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12After the previous benchmark results that tested the latest stable versions of web browsers, people expressed their interest in the beta or alpha build results as well. Well, today is your lucky day, folks.

Tested web browsers

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Platform Preview
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Metro Platform Preview
Google Chrome 18 Beta
Firefox 11 Beta 5
Opera 12 Alpha
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Google Will Pay Up To $1 Million To The Google Chrome Hackers

By | March 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Google Will Pay Up To $1 Million To The Google Chrome HackersThe keyword here is “up to”.

As if the Pwn2Own contest was not enough, Google will be holding its own competition at the CanSecWest security conference.

Called Pwnium, contest attendees will be asked to exploit the Google Chrome web browser and in return, will be rewarded as follows:
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Adobe’s Flash Player 2012-2013 Roadmap Revealed

By | March 1, 2012 | 6 Comments

Adobe Flash Player 2012-2013 Roadmap RevealedAs some predict doom and gloom days for the Flash Player, it looks like Adobe has other plans and has now revealed its future plans for its widely used plugin.

Adobe Flash Player 11.2

Coming in Q1 2012, Flash Player 11.2 will expand hardware acceleration support for the older video cards, multi-threaded video decoding pipeline on the PC, right and left mouse clicks support and few other features
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Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

By | March 1, 2012 | 20 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, guys at Neowin have managed to benchmark the latest version of IE10, which is Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5, running in both desktop and Metro modes.

What’s the difference between IE10 Metro and Desktop? IE Metro (aka Immersive web browser) uses the 64 bit libraries by default.

Tested browsers
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Google Chrome Will Support Do Not Track

By | February 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

Google Chrome Will Support Do Not TrackWith all the privacy and tracking talks going on, it looks like Google will finally be joining the ranks of other web browsers who support Do Not Track feature.

Introduced years ago, Do Not Track allows users to opt out of tracking by advertising, social and other web sites that enjoy such data.

However, it’s not coming anytime soon, according to the report, Google Chrome is likely to introduce Do Not Track feature by the end of this year, which is 8-10 months away.
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Android, iOS, BlackBerry Affected By A Serious WebKit Vulnerability

By | February 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

Android, iOS, BlackBerry Affected By A Serious WebKit VulnerabilityWebKit, a rendering engine used by a variety of mobile web browsers, including Google Chrome and Safari, appears to have a very serious flaw, which allows attackers to take a complete control over your smartphone.

According to George Kurtz, the former CTO of McAffee, who have co-founded a new security startup CrowdStrike and discovered the vulnerability, this means that pretty much every smartphone and tablet has this flaw. He has also confirmed that Windows Phone users were not affected.

No further details were revealed.

[Via Zunited]

Pwn2Own 2012 Is Coming

By | February 20, 2012 | 23 Comments

Pwn2Own 2012 Is ComingPwn2Own, a computer hacking contest, which will begin on March 7th in Vancouver, British Columbia, has slightly modified its concept, according to sources.

First of all, smartphone hacks have been dropped completely in favor of the web browser exploits against Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari running on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
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