Category: Web Browsers

Tab Phishing

By | May 30, 2010 | 4 Comments

Tab PhishingNow here is a clever one.

As Mozilla Firefox creative lead Aza Raskin describes it, the attack is as elegant as it is simple: A user has multiple tabs open, and surfs to a site that uses special javacript code to silently alter the contents of a tabbed page along with the information displayed on the tab itself, so that when the user switches back to that tab it appears to be the login page for a site the user normally visits.

Even with NoScript plugin installed, users were still vulnerable. Fortunately, May 27th update fixes that.

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Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradeable Internet Explorer

By | May 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradable Internet ExplorerWith many mobile web browser choices floating around, Internet Explorer is certainly not one of them.

Furthermore, it is being upgraded only within new Windows Mobile release (and that does not happen very often).

However, things are about to change. One of the IE Mobile team members has revealed that Internet Explorer will receive updates independently of Windows Phone 7 itself. Continue Reading

Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?

By | May 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?If UberGizmo rumor is true, Canonical, a company behind Ubuntu is planning to ditch Firefox web browser in favor of Google Chrome (or Chromium).

In fact, Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 should be the very first version to do that.

How this version differs from the desktop release? It has a new interface, designed for restricted size machines that features a single menu bar design (more about it here).

It’s still unclear, whether same changes are planned for desktop version or not.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

By | May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.

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Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEO

By | May 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEOIt’s been barely two years since John Lilly became a CEO of Mozilla Corporation, and as it appears, he won’t be staying in this position any longer.

Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corp has published the following announcement:

“Sometime this year John will step down from his role as CEO at Mozilla to join the venture firm Greylock Partners, returning to his original plan of investing. John will remain on the Board of the Mozilla Corporation. And he will also remain at Mozilla during the transition. The timing of this announcement — just as we begin a formal search for a new CEO — is to make this process more open than is generally the case and is a reflection of the uniqueness of Mozilla as a public benefit organization dedicated to openness and participation in Internet life.”

John Lilly has wrote a post about his decision as well.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

By | May 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.

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My Name is Chrome (Pic)

By | May 5, 2010 | 23 Comments

Warning: this picture contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children). Continue Reading

April, 2010 – Internet Explorer Market Share Goes Below 60%

By | May 3, 2010 | 13 Comments

April, 2010 - Internet Explorer Market Share Goes Below 60%It’s time to find out, how ballot screen affected web browsers growth and/or decline. Lets begin.

After continuous Internet Explorer downtrend, Microsoft web browser has finally felt below 60% market share mark, from 60.65% to 59.95% (0.7 point decrease).

Firefox is slowly trying to reach 25% market share mark, this time its share increased by 0.07 point, from 24.52% to 24.59%. Continue Reading

Opera Buys FastMail

By | April 30, 2010 | 7 Comments

Opera Buys FastMailToday, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of Aussie email provider FastMail.FM for an undisclosed amount of money.

According to company press release statement, this move will help Opera to expand its current messaging product portfolio and deliver cross-platform messaging to a wide range of devices, including computers, mobile phones, TVs and gaming consoles.

“The newest generation of Web users will discover the Web through a mobile device. Having world-class messaging capability alongside a rich and compelling Web experience is essential. By combining forces, Opera and FastMail.fm can offer messaging on any device. This will enhance the value Opera provides to consumers, while assisting our operator partners in reducing customer churn,” said Rolf Assev, Chief Strategy Officer at Opera Software.

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Skyfire Beta 2.0 for Android (Video)

By | April 29, 2010 | 18 Comments

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