Category: Security

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

By | November 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Internet Explorer 8 Blocks 2 Million Malicious Websites Daily

By | November 28, 2009 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 Blocks 2 Million Malicious Websites Daily

Dean Hachamovitch at IEBlog revealed that Internet Explorer 8 SmartScreen filter blocks over 2 million malicious sites every day. That’s quite a number.

SmartScreen offers protection against phishing and cross-site scripting attacks.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

By | November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

Thanks to Nox and mabdul for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 9th

By | November 9, 2009 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 9th

Thanks to mabdul for links.

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Pwning Opera Unite with Inferno’s Eleven

By | October 29, 2009 | 8 Comments

Pwning Opera Unite with Inferno's ElevenGuys from SecureThoughts.com decided to do a research on Opera Unite security and share some insights.

1. Enumerating Service Owner Usernames
Use: site:operaunite.com search query in search engine to build a list.

2. Enumerating Computer names for a particular Service Owner
“If you visit the service homepage with any non-existent computer name, then Opera Unite happily discloses all computer names used by that person.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 12th

By | October 12, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 12th

Thanks to mabdul for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, September 21st

By | September 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 21st

Thanks to Nox and Shane Bundy for links.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 24th

By | August 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 24th

Thanks to Chrome, Nox and Opera for links.

NSS Security Test: More Details Emerge

By | August 18, 2009 | 11 Comments

NSS Security Test: More Details EmergeHere 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.

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Opera Chief Warns on Equal Access to Windows Services

By | August 14, 2009 | 25 Comments

Opera Software: We Want Access to Windows UpdateThe 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.

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