Category: Security

Security: Internet Explorer is King of the Hill, According to NSS Labs

By | August 14, 2009 | 7 Comments

Security: Internet Explorer is King of the Hill, According to NSS LabsBack in March, NSS Labs has revealed shocking statistics which suggested that Internet Explorer 8 had best effectiveness results against malware.

As of today, Neowin reports that NSS Labs has yet again tested all web browsers to find out which one has best built-in protection against phishing.

Tested web browsers:

Safari 4
Chrome 2
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3
Opera 10 Beta Continue Reading

Phishing and Malware Protection Comes to Camino

By | August 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

Phishing and Malware Protection Comes to CaminoStarting from August 11th, nightly builds of Camino web browser now includes integrated phishing and malware protection.

The following feature is based on Google Safe Browsing service which is being used by Firefox, Chrome and Safari web browsers as well.

As for their competitors, Opera is using Netcraft, PhishTank and Haute Secure services while Internet Explorer has its own SmartScreen Filter.

Chrome 2.0.172.37 Fixes 2 Security Vulnerabilities

By | July 20, 2009 | 2 Comments

The latest Google Chrome 2 release has fixed 2 security vulnerabilities. As H Online reports: “The first vulnerability could be used by an attacker to run arbitrary code within the Google Chrome sandbox.”

Furthermore, critical memory corruption vulnerability was also fixed which could have caused browser to crash and possibly allowing attacker to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the logged in user.

For some more details, you can always visit H Online.

Download Google Chrome.

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 20th

By | July 20, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 20th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, mabdul and Nox for links.

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 Vulnerability

By | July 15, 2009 | 1 Comment

Mozilla to Patch Critical Firefox 3.5 VulnerabilitySoon enough we will see Firefox 3.5.1 release as Mozilla is working hard to fix the critical security flaw.

Meanwhile, you may temporary mitigate it by disabling JIT in the JavaScript engine, to do so:

Type about:config in the location bar
Search for javascript.options.jit.content, double click it to set it to false.

Internet Explorer 8 – Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

By | June 22, 2009 | 8 Comments

Interent Explorer 8 - Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

An analysis done by Microsoft between Google Chrome 2.0, Firefox 3.0 and Internet Explorer 8 shows that IE8 wins in 7 out of 10 categories, while 3 are draw.

So let’s analyze the categories. Continue Reading

WebKit Vulnerabilities Fixed

By | June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

WebKit Vulnerabilities FixedThe latest Chrome version 2.0.172.31 and Safari 4.0 has fixed one of the vulnerabilities which was exploited in WebKit earlier this month.

As H Online describes: A vulnerability in WebKit can be exploited by an attacker to crash a tab or execute arbitrary code in Google Chrome due to a memory corruption issue in WebKit’s handling of recursion in certain DOM event handlers. For an attack to be successful, a victim must first visit a maliciously crafted website. The malicious code, however, will be sandboxed, limiting the damage that an attacker can do when exploiting the vulnerability.

Thanks to mabdul for sending this.

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 18th

By | May 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 18th

Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update

By | May 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mac OS X 10.5.7 UpdateThe latest Mac OS X 10.5.7 update resolves few security issues for both, Safari 4 and 3.2.3 web browsers.

To get more details, please visit the following:

About the Safari 4 Public Beta Security Update
About the security content of Safari 3.2.3

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 11th

By | May 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 11th