Category: Security

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

Firefox – Browser with the Most Disclosed Vulnerabilities

By | April 15, 2009 | 14 Comments

From .PDF (download)

“This year, Secunia published advisories for the four most widely used web browsers: Internet Explorer (IE), Safari, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox. 31 vulnerabilities were reported for Internet Explorer (IE 5.x, 6.x, and 7), including those publicly disclosed prior to vendor patch as well as those included in Microsoft Security Bulletins. Continue Reading

Phishing with Images Containing Hidden Code

By | April 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

H-Online writes:

“Arbor Networks, which specialises in combating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, reports on it’s blog that a named web site is actively exploiting Internet Explorer’s MIME-sniffing problem to create phishing attacks. The perpetrators send email containing a supposedly harmless link that seemingly leads to a JPEG image, but the photo contains hidden HTML and JavaScript code that displays a fake eBay login page. While Firefox and Safari return an error message when loading the image, Internet Explorer executes the code.”

Continue reading at h online

Thanks to mabdul for a link.

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 30th

By | March 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Web Browsers Protection against Socially Engineered Malware

By | March 26, 2009 | 14 Comments

Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.

Effectiveness results (more is better)

Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading

Pwn2Own: Hacker Exploits IE8, Firefox, Safari

By | March 19, 2009 | 8 Comments

From ZDNet

“He won a cash prize and got to keep the hardware. Details of the vulnerability, which was described by contest sponsor TippingPoint ZDI as a “brilliant IE8 bug!” are being kept under wraps.

“Nils” also scored a clean hit against Apple’s Safari (he was the second hacker to exploit Safari) and, later in the afternoon, he exploited a Firefox zero-day flaw to claim the trifecta.”

In case you are interested, Mac was hacked in 10 seconds.

Nothing about Opera or Chrome yet.

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eBay Scammers Work Unpatched Vulns in Firefox, IE

By | March 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

From TheRegister:

“eBay scammers have been exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities in the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers to deliver counterfeit pages that try to dupe people surfing the online auction house to bid on fraudulent listings.”

Continue reading at The Register

Firefox – Buggier but Fixes Issues Faster

By | March 9, 2009 | 7 Comments

During 2008 Firefox reported 115 flaws. That’s more than Safari (32), Opera (30) and Internet Explorer (31) combined. However, Firefox fixes the issues way faster than any other company.

The research was made by Secunia. (see pdf)

Via  news.cnet.com

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Hack Web Browser, 2009

By | February 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

A new Pwn2Own hack contest which should begin in the middle of the March 2009 is set to test Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari and Opera web browsers running on Windows 7 Beta or RC.

Unlike previous year competition, where “white hackers” tried to hack computer operating systems (Mac OS was hacked first), this year it will focus on web browsers and mobile operating systems (Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, RIM).

More details should be announced within the upcoming weeks.

Event home page

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