Here are some more details from Ars Tecnica, which should clarify Microsoft and NSS Labs “sponsorship” deal.
In terms of sponsorship of the reports, “this stuff is expensive to do right, and we need to monetize it somehow,” Moy told Ars. “We invited Google, Mozilla, Apple, Opera to participate, but they didn’t even bother to respond, except for Opera, which stated they “don’t really focus on malware.”
Also, readers have noticed that Firefox 3.5 was not included in those tests, here is a reason (as from .pdf).
We would have liked to have been able to test Firefox 3.5 which was released on June 30, 2009, and attempted to test it alongside the other browsers. However, serious instability where the browser repeatedly crashed (a widely reported issue) along with poor results prevented its inclusion for the sake of fairness.
For NSS Security Test results, see the following page.
- Microsoft Extends Internet Explorer 6 Support To 2014
- Invisible Hand Plug-In Points Out Better Deals
- Futz.me Turns Your Browser’s Address Bar into a Command Line
- Opera, Chrome Not Officially Supported by Office Web Apps
- Safari plug-ins that improve your browsing
- RIM says BlackBerry Browser Will Match Mobile Safari Next Year
- Dell Likes Ubuntu, But Has Eyes On Chrome
The Register writes:
Microsoft might be closer to a compromise with browser rival regarding Internet Explorer on Windows, but access to key online services for PCs could be the next hurdle.
Opera Software chief executive told The Reg he welcomed Microsoft’s offer last month to give European PC users a choice of browsers on Windows, but he warned of “problems” if rival browsers don’t get equal access to crucial sites that help keep users’ PCs secure and updated.
Back in March, NSS Labs has revealed shocking statistics which suggested that Internet Explorer 8 had best effectiveness results against malware.
As of today, Neowin reports that NSS Labs has yet again tested all web browsers to find out which one has best built-in protection against phishing.
Tested web browsers:
Internet Explorer 8
Opera 10 Beta Continue Reading
Apple has released an update for Safari 4 web browser, not only it fixes quite a few security vulnerabilities, but also includes stability for web pages with HTML 5 video tag.
- Stability improvements for webpages that use the HTML 5 video tag
- Fixes an issue that prevented some users from logging into iWork.com
- Fixes an issue that could cause web content to be displayed in greyscale instead of color
New month and new market share data. Lets get it going.
Breaking through 60% barrier, Internet Explorer lost more market share, this time by 1.02 point, from 59.49% to 58.47%
Celebrating 1 billion downloads last week; Firefox increased its market share by 1.32, from 30.33% to 31.65%
Due to unknown reasons, Opera took a massive dive and fell by 0.66, from 3.36% to 2.7%
Just like Firefox, Chrome is also doing well. After increasing its market share by 0.41, from 2.82% to 3.23%, it has surpassed both, Opera and Safari web browsers market share.
Safari popularity is growing. This time its market share went up from 2.93% to 2.98% (0.09 point increase).
- Mozilla Community Rubik’s Cube
- Tab thumbnails on the sides and Opera Unite improvements
- Safari plug-ins that improve your browsing
- Chrome Updates, Adds Themes, Better Windows 7 Support
- Mozilla Labs’ Weave 0.5 aligns Firefox planets
- Hackers expose weakness in visiting trusted sites
- Critical Update for Adobe Flash Player
- Net Applications tweaks its market share algorithm
- The HTML 5 Experiments (Video)
Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Nox and somebody for links.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will be distributing a ballot screen software update to users, in Europe, of Windows XP and Windows Vista.
According to TechFlash Opera’s chief technology officer, Hakon Wium Lie, suggested that displaying the IE logo could result in a natural bias toward Internet Explorer. “We’re not sure about the use of logos,” Lie said. “The blue ‘e’ has become so associated with the Internet in general, due to the bundling with Windows. We think using the blue “e” might not be such a good idea.”
- Firefox 3.0.12 patches five critical problems
- Tweak Opera for large amount of tabs
- Google’s Chrome OS May Fail Even as It Changes Computing Forever
- Mozilla denies new Firefox bug is security risk
- iPhone 3GS browser speed tests can’t beat Opera Mobile 9.7
- State of the Mobile Web June 2009
- Maxthon Releases Alpha Version of Max-3, Soon to Be the World’s First Automatic Hybrid Browser
- Technology 101: What is NoScript
- FasterWeb Wants To Make The Entire Web Up To Ten Times Faster In 2010