Opera Responds to NSS Labs Browser Security Research Report

By | December 21, 2010 | 4 Comments

Opera Responds to NSS Labs Browser Security Research ReportThomas Ford, the PR Manager of Opera Software has also raised some concerns about the recent NSS Labs Report results (where Opera scored 0%) and responded with the following statement (as from ConceivablyTech email).

We have some concerns with the results posted by NSS. First, we are unclear as to why they received no results. We use AVG and Yandex, among others, for our fraud protection solution. Both have performed well in our testing. It is odd that they received no results from our data providers.

The latter could indicate that what NSS Labs actually tests is the providers that Microsoft uses in IE. As such, the test almost becomes a QA test of Microsoft’s own system rather than a real test.

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Google Responds to NSS Labs Browser Security Research Report

By | December 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Google Responds to NSS Labs Browser Security Research ReportWith the recent release of NSS Labs Security Research Report, Google has responded with the following statement:

These sponsored tests are limited in their sole focus on socially engineered malware, while excluding vulnerabilities in plug-ins or browsers themselves. Additionally, the testing methodology isn’t available in a way that can be independently verified. Google Chrome was built with security in mind from the beginning and emphasizes protection of users from drive-by downloads and plug-in vulnerabilities — for example, we recently introduced a new security sandbox for Flash Player.

As a reminder: Google Chrome 6 blocked 3.4% of all socially engineered malware, while IE9 – 99%.

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

By | December 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

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Free Xbox Slim
We are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console…

Internet Explorer 9 RC
Latest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).
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Weekly Questions Recap, December 20th

By | December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, December 20th
Don’t forget that you will receive points for asking/answering questions and can redeem them for cool prizes.

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Firefox to Include “Do Not Track” Feature

By | December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Firefox to Include Do Not Track FeatureFollows Internet Explorer.

Mozilla’s chief executive, Gary Kovacs while talking about Firefox 4 in Mountain View, California addressed user privacy issues and promised to deliver “Do Not Track” button in the first part of next year.

“The idea of ‘Do Not Track’ is interesting, but there doesn’t seem to be consensus on what ‘tracking’ really means, nor how new proposals could be implemented in a way that respects people’s current privacy controls,” said Google.

The Federal Trade Commission has also suggested adding such mechanism back in December.

Opera: Disable New Mouse Gestures

By | December 19, 2010 | 13 Comments

Opera: Disable New Mouse Gestures

Here is how you can enable old Opera mouse gestures behavior.

In the address bar, type:
opera:config

Search for gestures and change the Threshold from 5 to 2.
Uncheck Gesture UI
Done.

Thanks to Olivia for the tip.

Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 Day

By | December 17, 2010 | 31 Comments

Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 DayIt’s all about bacon.

Good news for all Opera fanboys and fangirls. With the launch of Opera 11 Final, Norwegian web browser has been already downloaded more than 6.7 million times.

A significant boost when compared to Opera’s 10 million downloads within the first week of Opera 10 release.

According to Opera Software, a survey of people downloading Opera for the very first time has shown that 53% of its respondents were using Firefox web browser while 43% used Internet Explorer.

However, no data were given about the Google Chrome or Safari newcomers.

Internet Explorer 9 RC

By | December 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 RCLatest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300)

Microsoft continues to work on the release candidate version of Internet Explorer 9 and has recently reached a build number of 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).

What does that mean?
If this is actually the final RC build, expect release in the very first weeks of 2011.

HTML5 + WebGL: Body Browser

By | December 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

HTML5 + WebGL: Body Browser

Now here is another neat HTML5 demo.

By combining HTML5 and WebGL, Google has created a “Body Browser”. Unlike other similar applications, it does not require Flash or JavaScript. All you have to do is download a web browser that supports WebGL:

Google Chrome 9 Beta
Firefox 4 Beta
Safari Beta (Webkit)

Give it a try.

Q&A With Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker

By | December 16, 2010 | 7 Comments

Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corporation has attended LeWeb 2010 conference in Paris and had a short Q&A round with Robert Scoble.

Check it out.