Just a week ago, Mozilla has significantly increased its cash rewards for security vulnerability reports, from mere $500 to $3,000.
Turns out, Google has also decided to increase its maximum reward salary to $3,133.7 USD.
In addition, company is “very likely” to pay such amount for all critical vulnerability reports.
Thanks to Blake for the news tip.
The good news:
1. It’s not possible to scan numbers; therefore, phone numbers and street addresses will not be obtained.
2. This trick does not work in Windows machines (not confirmed).
3. Vulnerability was reported to Apple more than a month ago.
4. You can prevent this from happening.
In what appears to be a great benefit for Firefox users, Mozilla has recently bumped its cash rewards salary from mere $500 to $3000. Therefore, it will likely increase Firefox security, as developers are keen on finding and reporting new security vulnerabilities.
In addition, company has announced that this offer not only includes Firefox, but also Firefox Mobile web browser.
It looks like Mozilla has decided to remove and block “Mozilla Sniffer” add-on from addons.mozilla.org website after its review. In addition, blocklist will ask users for such extension uninstallation. Before deletion, add-on was already downloaded 1,800 times and is used by 334 people daily.
US Bank Chase has decided to stop supporting Opera and Chrome web browsers, implying security issues and low popularity.
Therefore, people who use browsers other than: Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher, Firefox 2.0 and higher or Safari 3.0 and higher (for Mac systems only), may not be able to access Chase web site.
• The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.
Opera Software has released a security update for Opera 10.5 web browser that fixes a total of 5 vulnerabilities.
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.
HTC 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:
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.