Category: Security

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

By | October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 3rd

[Thanks, Ichan, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

Google Chrome Is Malware, According To Microsoft

By | October 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

Chrome Receives Bad Malware Signature From MicrosoftChrome users began reporting the specious detection of the browser early Friday in a quickly growing thread on a Google support forum.

Numerous users complained in Google Forums about the warnings they received in Microsoft Security Essentials, a free, consumer grade anti virus software from Microsoft. According to various reports, WSE identified a problem with Google Chrome web browser and has tagged it as: PWS:Win32/Zbot.

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Amazon’s Silk Raises Privacy, Security Concerns

By | October 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

Amazon's Silk Raises Privacy, Security ConcernsRemember Amazon’s new web browser Silk that is being included with the Kindle Fire? Well, it’s gotten some security and privacy experts to start thinking!

In a short FAQ about Silk, Amazon conveyed that it will handle the encrypted traffic between consumers and websites secured with SSL (secure socket layer), such as log in pages, other shopping sites, and online banking sessions.
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Consumers Can Go For Fewer Firefox Releases

By | September 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

Consumers Can Go For Fewer Firefox ReleasesUsers and developers cited a number of reasons why consumers might want to use the less frequent Extended Support Release (ESR) builds that were announced recently. These include problems with extensions unable to keep up with the six week cadence, and a desire for fewer updates on machines they support for family and friends.

The ESR Firefox may also be just “good enough” for many users, one Mozilla developer argued.

The reason I expect a lot of users to switch to these ESR builds is not because they want extensions to work or because of any one issue that we can fix in the future. It’s simply because Firefox works ‘good enough’ right now and they don’t want to have to deal with change. – Cheng Wang on the mozilla.planning.dev discussion group

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Mozilla Suggests Slower Firefox Release Pace For Enterprises

By | September 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

Mozilla Suggests Slower Firefox Release Pace For EnterprisesRemember how Mozilla rejected the faster Firefox release schedule (it was posted yesterday)? Well, here’s a new proposal and it goes like this: the Firefox release pace for enterprises is to be significantly slowed down. This should make corporate IT quite a bit happier.

If the proposal is adopted, Mozilla will deliver a new version of Firefox to enterprises every 30 weeks. That is five times slower than to consumers. During each 30 week stretch, Mozilla would issue only security updates for the browser. In addition, each enterprise edition would be supported for an additional 12 weeks after the release of its successor, assuring companies 42 weeks of support for each version. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 19th

By | September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 19th

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

By | September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 12th

Download Firefox 6.0.2

By | September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 6.0.2A week after releasing the first security update for Firefox 6 and Firefox 3.6 branches, Mozilla has another update for you, which pretty much deals with the very same issue: certificates trust.

Both Firefox 6.0.2 and 3.6.22 security updates remove the trust exceptions for certificates issued by Staat der Nederlanden (read more about it here) and can be downloaded from the following page.

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 5th

By | September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 5th

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Sebastian, Shane Bundy]

Opera 11.51 Is Out!

By | August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Opera 11.51 Is Out!Going by what the Choose Opera blog has to say, Opera’s Desktop Team has been rather busy these past few days. The reason? Well, while working on Opera 12.00, they also managed to release Opera 11.51 which brings along security and stability updates.

There are also some minor tweaks and fixes for all platforms. The latest Opera version also supports the Full Screen application mode introduced in Mac OS X Lion.

As always, the newest version of Opera can be downloaded from here.