Category: Security

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 19th

By | April 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 19th

Thanks to Blake Sening, mabdul, Nox and Rohan Gharia for links.

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Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari Hacked

By | March 25, 2010 | 20 Comments

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari HackedAs first day at Pwn2Own hacking contest nears its end, web browser results are in.

Just like last year, Apple’s Safari 4 on Snow Leopard 10.6 was hacked first, as Charlie Miller set up a remove exploit.

Interment Explorer 8 has fallen next, after a successful Peter Vreugdenhil four layer attack on Windows 7. Continue Reading

German Government: Stop Using Firefox

By | March 24, 2010 | 4 Comments

German Government: Stop Using FirefoxBack in January, German government urged users to start using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer.

Well, due to security vulnerabilities (that were fixed in Firefox 3.6.2), they asked users to stop using Firefox as well, at least until patch is released.

So here you have it: start using Firefox, then stop, and now… Start using it again…

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks and Ichann for the news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

By | March 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 1st

By | March 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 1st

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, 7 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Safari 4

By | February 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Safari 4In the upcoming Pwn2Own contest, hackers will be trying to “pwn” Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari web browsers. Competition will be active for three days, with a total cash prize pool of $40 000, where each target is worth $10 000.

Contestants will be trying to exploit:

Day 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 1st

By | February 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 1st

Thansk to Gala and mabdul for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

By | January 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security Vulnerability

By | January 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security VulnerabilityAfter promising to fix Internet Explorer „Aurora“ security vunlerability as soon as possible, Microsoft kept its promises and released patch earlier today.

You may download it from the following page for IE5, 6, 7 and 8.

Here is an interesting thing: Maxthon browser (IE based) has „fixed“ the very same vunlerability yesterday with the following claim: „Maxthon Beats Microsoft to the Punch Creating Barrier to Zero-day Attacks“. Which prevented uses to get tricked into Aurora trap.

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security Vulnerability
Picture Source: Maxthon

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Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as Possible

By | January 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as PossibleAs anticipation for Internet Explorer 6 security fix grows, Microsoft has decided to go “out of band” and release it as a standalone patch.

Here’s what company had to say about this:

“Given the significant level of attention this issue has generated, confusion about what customers can do to protect themselves and the escalating threat environment Microsoft will release a security update out-of-band for this vulnerability.

We take the decision to go out-of-band very seriously given the impact to customers, but we believe releasing an update out-of-band update is the right decision at this time. We will provide the specific timing of the release tomorrow.”

Microsoft also recommended customers upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 and benefit from improved security protection.

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