Category: Web Browsers

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari Hacked

By | March 25, 2010 | 20 Comments

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari HackedAs first day at Pwn2Own hacking contest nears its end, web browser results are in.

Just like last year, Apple’s Safari 4 on Snow Leopard 10.6 was hacked first, as Charlie Miller set up a remove exploit.

Interment Explorer 8 has fallen next, after a successful Peter Vreugdenhil four layer attack on Windows 7. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

By | March 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for links.

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Mozilla Halts Fennec for Windows Mobile Development

By | March 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Halts Fennec for Windows Mobile DevelopmentIt’s been few years since Fennec (Firefox Mobile) was announced. As so much time has passed, it still is a disappointing web browser when compared to its rivals. Well, today Mozilla announced that due to various WinMo7 restrictions, they are stopping development for Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7.0:

“While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won’t be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don’t know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold.”

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

By | March 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Dels, mabdul, nobody and Nox for links.

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February, 2010 – Google Chrome, Opera Mini Share Goes Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down

By | March 15, 2010 | 4 Comments

February, 2010 - Google Chrome, Opera Mini Share Goes Up; Firefox, Safari, Opera - Down.Time to check February browser market share results.

Internet Explorer continues its downfall saga; as market share fell from 62.12% to 61.58% (0.54 points decrease).

For a fourth month in a row, Firefox is losing its market share as well. This time it has decreased by 0.2 points, moving down from 24.43% to 24.23%.

Another month, another gain for Chrome. In February, this browser market share increased by 0.39 points, as it went up from 5.22% to 5.61%. Continue Reading

The Difference Between Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari

By | March 15, 2010 | 56 Comments

What’s the difference between all those browsers? Take a look at CollegeHumor interpretation:
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Internet Explorer 6 Funeral Pictures

By | March 14, 2010 | 7 Comments

“On March 4, 2010 Aten Design Group held a funeral for one of the most amazing browsers ever, IE6.”
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Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot Screen

By | March 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot ScreenAs ballot screen was pushed at the beginning of March, various users started noticing anomalies behind random browser order.

For some reason, it would favor Google Chrome, increasing its chances to be first, second or third in the list.

As a result, Microsoft has tweaked random order algorithm, which solved this issue. Unfortunately, no more details were provided.

“We can confirm that we made a change to the random icon order algorithm in the browser choice screen for Europe. We are confident the algorithm change will be an improvement. As always, we are grateful for the feedback we get from developers, and we thank those who commented on the topic and suggested changes,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Kutz.

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Next Firefox JavaScript Engine to Use WebKit

By | March 5, 2010 | 10 Comments

Next Firefox JavaScript Engine to Use WebKitAccording to hacks.mozilla.org, the upcoming Firefox JavaScript engine (codenamed JägerMonkey) will be using some of the WebKit code snippets to speed things up.

Although JägerMonkey is still in early stages, engine is already 18% faster than its predecessor (thanks to WebKit). Furthermore, ETA is not yet announced.

As for codename, Jäger is a German word that means “hunter”, go figure.

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for the news tip.

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Opera Downloads Triples, Ballot Screen to “Blame”?

By | March 4, 2010 | 18 Comments

Opera Downloads Triples, Ballot Screen to According to Rolf Assev, Opera’s chief strategy officer, desktop browser downloads has tripled in some of the countries, since the launch of ballot screen.

Although Opera 10.50 Final was released at the time of ballot screen debut (1 day difference), he added: “We compared the downloads against previous launches, such as Opera 10.0, 10.10 and 9.5, and the tripling is above what we would normally expect with a new version launch”.

Waiting for download numbers…

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