Category: Web Browsers
Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of security risk and compliance management provider Qualys, revealed that approximately 80% of web browsers are susceptible to exploits of bugs that have already been patched. Kandek attributed this mostly to Windows, saying “All the different patching mechanisms are confusing, a bit of this and some of that.”
As discovered by BrowserCheck (which scans Windows, Mac and Linux machines for vulnerable browsers along with browser plug-ins), Oracle’s Java was the most probable plug-in to be outdated for the second year in a row, comprising a total of 40% scanned systems. Adobe’s Reader and Apple’s QuickTime were second and third, taking up 32% and 25% respectively.
Proposed solutions include:
- Microsoft taking charge of patching crucial third party plug-ins via single updater.
- Moving to HTML5, so browsers would no longer require various audio and video processing plug-ins.
Hardware acceleration supported.
Thanks, RamaSubbu SK!
- Download Internet Explorer 9 RC
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- Download Firefox 4 Beta 11
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- Download Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Final
- CSS Checkbox Styling Nightmare (Pic)
- HTML5: Framerate Fest
The wait is over.
Microsoft has just uploaded the RC build to company servers and download links are already floating all over the web.
Ability to filter ActiveX controls
Minor UI changes
95/100 on ACID3
After introducing the hardware acceleration feature for IE9, Microsoft wasn’t really shy to demonstrate its advantages over other web browsers.
Recently, company has launched a Framerate Fest web site, inviting web developers to create their own HTML5 demo (300×300).
There have been only few entries so far (see official site) and submissions are open until the 25th of March.
One lucky winner will receive a brand new Xbox 360 with Kinect and some merchandise.
Technical Guidelines (.pdf)
If you’ve been using Arial Narrow, Arial Black or similar fonts and they are not recognized in Firefox web browser while styling UL LI listings; here are a few ways to fix it:
- If you are not a web developer:
Tools > Options > Advanced > General Tab
Uncheck “Use hardware acceleration when available”
Adobe has just released the Final build of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 that offers a couple of new features and enhancements:
Stage Video hardware acceleration
By enabling access to hardware acceleration, the following API enables better and high-performance video playback across different platforms.
Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors
Users can now play a full-screen video on one display while surfing with another.
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- Microsoft Releases H.264 plug-in for Chrome
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- Fix Different Color in Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome Issue
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