Category: Security

Opera 10.54 Released

By | June 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

Opera 10.54 ReleasedOpera Software has released a security update for Opera 10.5 web browser that fixes a total of 5 vulnerabilities.

Changelog (Windows):
Prevented Opera from being used as a vector for a font issue in the underlying operating system, as reported by Microsoft’s security team
Fixed an extremely severe issue; details will be disclosed at a later date.
Fixed a highly severe issue; details will be disclosed at a later date.
Fixed a moderately severe issue; details will be disclosed at a later date.
Fixed a less severe issue; details will be disclosed at a later date.

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HTC Confirms Browser Privacy Issue, Plans to Fix It

By | June 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

HTC Confirms Browser Privacy Issue, Plans to Fix ItHTC Corporation has confirmed earlier reported browser privacy issue and is working already to fix it. Company has also released an official statement that suggest phone storage formatting. Here it is:
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Browser Privacy Issue with Few HTC Devices

By | June 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Browser Privacy Issue with Few HTC Devices

There appears to be an issue with HTC Droid Incredible, HTC Droid Eris, HTC Evo and maybe other devices that run Sense UI.

BGR reports browser privacy bug, where phone would periodically make a screenshot of the contents of your web browser and never delete it.

Furthermore, deleting browser history or even hard-resetting device will still leave those JPEG files in place.

If you want to get rid of them now, navigate to emmc folder and seek for .bookmark_thumb1, that’s where those files are placed.

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Google and its “Don’t be Evil” Slogan

By | June 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

Google and its Don't be Evill Slogan
There appears to be a great story behind the latest IE 0-day exploit (worth a read).
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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 31st

By | May 31, 2010 | 10 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 31st

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Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradeable Internet Explorer
With many mobile web browser choices floating around, Internet Explorer is certainly not one of them.

Synchronize Between Firefox and iPhone with Firefox Home
Mozilla has recently announced an upcoming project that is “Firefox Home”.

Google Releases Chrome 5 Stable
Few days ago, Google has released the final version of Google Chrome 5 web browser, tagged as version 5.0.375.55, for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Continue Reading

Tab Phishing

By | May 30, 2010 | 4 Comments

Tab PhishingNow here is a clever one.

As Mozilla Firefox creative lead Aza Raskin describes it, the attack is as elegant as it is simple: A user has multiple tabs open, and surfs to a site that uses special javacript code to silently alter the contents of a tabbed page along with the information displayed on the tab itself, so that when the user switches back to that tab it appears to be the login page for a site the user normally visits.

Even with NoScript plugin installed, users were still vulnerable. Fortunately, May 27th update fixes that.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

By | May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

By | May 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.

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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