Category: Internet Explorer

Google Responds to NSS Labs Browser Security Research Report

By | December 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Google Responds to NSS Labs Browser Security Research ReportWith the recent release of NSS Labs Security Research Report, Google has responded with the following statement:

These sponsored tests are limited in their sole focus on socially engineered malware, while excluding vulnerabilities in plug-ins or browsers themselves. Additionally, the testing methodology isn’t available in a way that can be independently verified. Google Chrome was built with security in mind from the beginning and emphasizes protection of users from drive-by downloads and plug-in vulnerabilities — for example, we recently introduced a new security sandbox for Flash Player.

As a reminder: Google Chrome 6 blocked 3.4% of all socially engineered malware, while IE9 – 99%.

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

By | December 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

FavBrowser.com

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

Internet Explorer 9 RC
Latest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).
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Firefox to Include “Do Not Track” Feature

By | December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Firefox to Include Do Not Track FeatureFollows Internet Explorer.

Mozilla’s chief executive, Gary Kovacs while talking about Firefox 4 in Mountain View, California addressed user privacy issues and promised to deliver “Do Not Track” button in the first part of next year.

“The idea of ‘Do Not Track’ is interesting, but there doesn’t seem to be consensus on what ‘tracking’ really means, nor how new proposals could be implemented in a way that respects people’s current privacy controls,” said Google.

The Federal Trade Commission has also suggested adding such mechanism back in December.

Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 Day

By | December 17, 2010 | 31 Comments

Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 DayIt’s all about bacon.

Good news for all Opera fanboys and fangirls. With the launch of Opera 11 Final, Norwegian web browser has been already downloaded more than 6.7 million times.

A significant boost when compared to Opera’s 10 million downloads within the first week of Opera 10 release.

According to Opera Software, a survey of people downloading Opera for the very first time has shown that 53% of its respondents were using Firefox web browser while 43% used Internet Explorer.

However, no data were given about the Google Chrome or Safari newcomers.

Internet Explorer 9 RC

By | December 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 RCLatest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300)

Microsoft continues to work on the release candidate version of Internet Explorer 9 and has recently reached a build number of 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).

What does that mean?
If this is actually the final RC build, expect release in the very first weeks of 2011.

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)

Results
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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.

Unresolved

Resolved

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

By | December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

FavBrowser.com

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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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.