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Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.
Effectiveness results (more is better)
Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading
“He won a cash prize and got to keep the hardware. Details of the vulnerability, which was described by contest sponsor TippingPoint ZDI as a “brilliant IE8 bug!” are being kept under wraps.
“Nils” also scored a clean hit against Apple’s Safari (he was the second hacker to exploit Safari) and, later in the afternoon, he exploited a Firefox zero-day flaw to claim the trifecta.”
In case you are interested, Mac was hacked in 10 seconds.
Nothing about Opera or Chrome yet.
Paciello Group Blog writes:
“The study ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) roles exposed via MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) by browsers on Windows (see results here) provides test of the major browsers available for windows.
WAI-ARIA has 59 possible role values (excluding abstract roles):
IE 8RC1 exposes 42 role values via MSAA
Firefox (Minefield) 3.2a1pre exposes 49 role values via MSAA
Opera 10 Alpha exposes 21 role values via MSAA
Safari 4 Beta exposes 8 role values via MSAA
Chrome exposes 0 role values via MSAA”
Found via Asa Dotzler blog.
Safari 4 vs. Google Chrome vs. Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Opera 10 Alpha vs. Opera 9.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 vs. Internet Explorer 7
If you are getting annoyed by old and popular SunSpider benchmark results, here is a new gem for you: PeaceKeeper – The Browser Benchmark.
The following browsers were tested:
Apple Safari 4.0 beta
Firefox 3.1 beta 2
Firefox 3.1 beta 3
Google Chrome 188.8.131.52 Continue Reading