Category: Security

Google Responds to Mozilla’s Bumped Cash Rewards

By | July 26, 2010 | 4 Comments

Google Responds to Mozilla's Bumped Cash RewardsJust 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.


Critical Safari Vulnerability Discovered

By | July 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

Critical Safari Vulnerability DiscoveredThere appears to be a major security hole in Safari 4 and 5 web browsers. A simple JavaScript code can scan autofill data and easily steal your contacts names (first and last), work place, city, state and even email addresses.

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.
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Mozilla Bumps Cash Rewards for Security Vulnerabilities Reports

By | July 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Bumps Cash Rewards for Security Vulnerabilities ReportsIn 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.


Mozilla Removes Password Sniffer Add-On

By | July 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

Firefox Mozilla Sniffer
It looks like Mozilla has decided to remove and block “Mozilla Sniffer” add-on from 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.
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IE6 is “Safer” than Chrome or Opera

By | June 29, 2010 | 13 Comments

IE6 is 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.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

By | June 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.

Flock Ditches Firefox in Favor of Chromium
Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.
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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.



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.


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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