Category: Google Chrome
It looks like this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest was pretty eventful and all web browsers got their asses kicked.
On the first day, a team from France has successfully hacked Internet Explorer 11, Firefox and Adobe Flash Player. The very same research firm also managed to find a vulnerability in Google Chrome, which affects both WebKit and Blink rendering engines.
Next day Sebastian Apelt and Andreas Schmidt have demonstrated a browser based exploit against Microsoft’s web browser, followed by a Chinese team that managed to bypass Safari’s sandbox and run remote code execution through it.
February, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
It looks like February is pretty much identical to January, at least in terms of growth.
Somewhat consolidating, Internet Explorer has lost a tiny fraction of market share, down from 58.21% to 58.19% (0.02 point decrease).
February, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari – Down
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Safari, Apple’s web browser saw a decrease in its market share numbers, down from 54.97% to 53.52% (1.45 decrease).
January, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to edge forward and has (again) increase its market share, this time from 57.91% to 58.21% (0.3 point increase).
January, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser – Down
It’s time to kick things of with the very first market share report for the year 2014.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser has managed to increase its market share by 0.14 point, from 54.82% to 54.96%.
Windows 8.1 is the OS.
When it comes to browser power consumption, it looks like Internet Explorer 11 is still the king of the hill.
According to the latest test done by guys at 7source, there is a staggering difference between the best (IE11) and the worst (Opera 18) web browsers. In fact, on your Toshiba Encore 8″ tablet, you could surf the web for as long as 8:52 hours or as little as 6:11 hours, depending on your software of choice.
With the crypto currencies all over the news, what could be better than turning Google Chrome into a BitCoin wallet? Because that’s exactly what a new extension (with a pretty obvious name, “BitCoin Wallet”) does. What do we mean by that?
Makes Chrome users vulnerable to a mic hack.
Following the recent reports about malicious extensions, it looks like Chrome users are yet to catch a breath. According to the recent report, Google has failed to fix a 4 month old exploit, which allows attackers to turn Chrome into a listening device (after users have given a permission to access the microphone for voice recognition purposes).
Since Chrome doesn’t ask for permissions to access your microphone in the future, Annyang, the guy who found the vulnerability, said that hidden banners or pop-ups can too be used as a way to spy on you, even when the browser was closed.
“Add to Feedly” and “Tweet this Page”.
Following the recent outrage that some companies are sneaking malware serving code into Google Chrome extensions that are updated silently, the search giant took some steps and removed at least two of them.
So how exactly did this happen? Well, according to Amit Agrawal, the guy behind “Add to Feedly” extension said that an unknown company has acquired his extension and inserted the malicious code afterwards.
Bring it on.
What has been suspected for quite some time now has just became a reality. If you download the latest Canary build of Google Chrome and enable the “chrome://flags/#enable-google-now” flag, then you are up for a nice surprise.
Once turned on, Google Now integrates itself into the Chrome’s notification center and will pull information related to events, weather, travel, etc. The search giant also states that commute traffic will be supposed as well.