Category: Web Browsers
WebKit, a rendering engine used by a variety of mobile web browsers, including Google Chrome and Safari, appears to have a very serious flaw, which allows attackers to take a complete control over your smartphone.
According to George Kurtz, the former CTO of McAffee, who have co-founded a new security startup CrowdStrike and discovered the vulnerability, this means that pretty much every smartphone and tablet has this flaw. He has also confirmed that Windows Phone users were not affected.
No further details were revealed.
People freak out.
Just a few days ago, everyone was a huge fan of the HTML5. Now, it looks like at least a small amount of fans are freaking out over the industry’s DRM like protection proposal.
However, what they fail to realize is the fact that this is a necessary step, which would somewhat protect content providers, who actually spend money to produce such thing.
Pwn2Own, a computer hacking contest, which will begin on March 7th in Vancouver, British Columbia, has slightly modified its concept, according to sources.
First of all, smartphone hacks have been dropped completely in favor of the web browser exploits against Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari running on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Back in January of 2010, Opera Software has acquired“AdMarvel”, a mobile advertising startup valued at around $8 million.
At least it’s not a malware.
You know that time when you’ve slept with a gorgeous woman only in the morning to find out that she is actually a man? Neither do I.
Anyway, upon trying the Maxthon 126.96.36.1990 Final, which has recently been released, there was a suspicious checkbox that, for the entertainment purposes alone, I’ve left unchanged; it said something along the lines of:
Although no pricing details were revealed, it looks like their brand client base that currently sits at 200 will be boosted by 25% or 50.
Available for Windows and Mac.
In a world of bleak new web browsers, here is something slightly different: a web browser that focuses on a full screen experience.
Initially launched back in 2004, Sleipnir appears to be quite popular among Japanese, or at least was, according to few reports it had 6% market share in 2006 and 9% in 2008.
In addition to that, it’s included in the browser ballot screen and even works with Windows 98.
New Year brings big changes.
It’s February already as we look at the January’s browsers marker share numbers. As it turns out, there were few substantial differences for major vendors.
For the first time since eternity, Internet Explorer has actually increased its share from 47.76% to 48.16% (0.4 point jump). Is IE cool again?
If everything goes according to the plan, Rust, Mozilla’s experimental programming language that has been in development since 2006, could slowly replace C++, which is currently used by the open source organization.
When most of the popular sites are down due to SOPA boycott, here is another HTML5 game for you to try.
SKiD Racer, a WebGL based 3D racing game, not only provides entertainment value but also demonstrates what’s possible with the web browsers technology, that require no additional plug-ins nor any configuration. How good is it? See the video above.
So, in case you are up for a challenge, head over to the Google Chrome Store and check it out.
[Thanks, Shane Bundy]