Category: Security

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 29th

By | August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 29th

[Thanks, Dirk Finken]

Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

By | August 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

Google responds.

Once again, NSS Labs, an independent security research organization, has tested top 5 five web browsers to find out, how good they are at blocking the socially engineered malware.

Has anything changed? In terms of ranking, not rally. However, Google Chrome saw a 340% or 10.2 percentage points improvement when compared to the previous report, which is definably a good news for all its users.
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RockMelt 0.9.64.253 Is Here!

By | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

RockMelt 0.9.64.253 Is Here!RockMelt is now better than ever thanks to all the security and performance improvements in the latest stable version of Chromium, namely Chromium 13.

Theme support in the New Tab page has been added as well and can be gotten from here.

Over 100 bugs were also fixed with this release to make RockMelt even more reliable which includes resolving an issue a few users experienced with having to log into Facebook every time, Facebook being a big part of RockMelt.
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Chase.com Goes Down For Firefox Users

By | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chase.com Goes Down For Firefox UsersFirefox users had trouble accessing JPMorgan Chase’s website chase.com today when the bank experienced problems with an outdated security certificate. Going by a Chase spokesman, the Firefox certificate was updated on the bank’s servers in about 45 minutes, fixing the issue.

The outage involved a lapsed security certificate. Website servers present certificates to a customer’s browsers to verify identities. This certificate, which has information such as the address of the site, is verified by a third party that is trusted by a user’s computer. A certificate that is outdated or lapsed would appear as having been revoked by the issuing server.
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Fake Firefox Update Includes Trojan

By | August 10, 2011 | 5 Comments

Fake Firefox Update Includes Trojan

According to various reports, some users have recently received a Firefox update notification to their emails with a download link for you to try.

Don’t worry though; it does actually include a Firefox 5.0.1 installer. However, it is bundled with a Trojan horse, which is not exactly what people prefer.

It looks like Firefox related emails are getting more and more popular as just yesterday we have received a message informing us about the “Mozilla Firefox Inc Lotto” winnings.
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58 Safari Bugs Patched To Prevent Drive By Attacks

By | July 21, 2011 | 8 Comments

58 Safari Bugs Patched To Prevent Drive By AttacksApple updated Safari to version 5.1 yesterday, patching 58 security vulnerabilities and beefing up the browser with several new features, including sandboxing on Mac OS X 10.7.

Safari 5.1 is bundled with Lion, the operating system Apple released earlier yesterday. Good news is that it also runs on Mac OS X 10.6 i.e. Snow Leopard. A separate Safari update to version 5.0.6 was also issued today for users running Mac OS X 10.5, or Leopard.
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Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011

By | July 18, 2011 | 37 Comments

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011Internet Explorer 9 scores 99-100%.

NSS Labs, an independent network testing facility, has tested 5 most popular web browsers against the socially engineered malware, resulting in more controversy and flame wars all over the Internet.

Although some claim that results are sponsored by Microsoft, Rick Moy, the president of NSS Labs, said that while Microsoft did hire them to benchmark various web browsers few years ago, it was only to improve Internet Explorer’s security. However, after seeing some positive numbers, it was only then sent to the marketing department to do their thing.

Tested web browsers
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Beware Of The Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 Malware

By | July 7, 2011 | 7 Comments

Beware Of The Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 MalwareRecently, an application called Windows 8 UX Pack 2.0 was released, designed to make your OS look like Windows 8.

If you are as excited as some people are, then downloading it is a no brainer. However, be warned:

After installing and uninstalling the software (did not work for me), I have noticed that it has hijacked my web browsers settings with no warning. Not just Microsoft’s Internet Explorer’s, but also Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera’s (Chrome was not touched).
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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

By | July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

[Thanks, Sebastian]

Google Chrome Blocks Insecure Scripts

By | June 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

Google Chrome Blocks Insecure Scripts

Thanks to the continuous security improvements, the latest dev version of Google Chrome now blocks insecure scripts.

If the web site is secured via HTTPS protocol, Google’s web browser will also check whether or not the specific parts of the code (such as scripts, external CSS, etc.) also use HTTPS to deliver data.

In case they do not, Google Chrome will notify the user and offer to either block the insecure script or load it anyway.

Via: Google Chrome Browser

[Thanks, FForever]