browser

Wed
05
Aug
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Mozilla Firefox Passes 1 Billion Download Mark

The main challenger to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser just keeps getting stronger. Just a few days ago, Mozilla revealed that its Firefox browser had surpassed the 1 billion downloads mark, with no intention of slowing down. Mozilla announced ... the impressive marker on July 31 with a celebratory Twitter feed. Mozilla has used the event to emphasize the viability of Firefox's challenge to market leader Internet Explorer (IE), which Microsoft has neatly packaged with each version of its ubiquitous Windows operating system software. Windows 7 Could Have Impact But time may be running out on ... (view more)

Tue
04
Aug
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Beware Man-In-The-Middle Hacker Attacks

In an effort to raise awareness, three professional hackers are attempting to prove that trusted web sites make you just as vulnerable to attack as known malicious web sites. At the recent Black Hat and Def Con security conventions, three presenters ... brought light to a new wave of Internet attacks that operate in a similar manner to that of a telephone tap in the shared communication between computers and trusted web sites. "Man-in-the-Middle" Attack This type of computer infiltration, known as "man-in-the-middle" attacks, occur when an online deviant steals the data that is intended to be ... (view more)

Thu
09
Jul
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'Winbuilder', and 'Off By One Web Browser'

Winbuilder WinBuilder is a script engine that will run projects which produce very efficient boot or live disks available for several Windows platforms. Use it to create boot disks from Windows XP, or for a variety of other projects. ... http://winbuilder.net Off By One Web Browser The Off By One Web Browser may be the world's smallest and fastest web browser with full HTML 3.2 support. It is a completely self-contained, stand-alone 1.2 MB application with no dependencies on any other browser or browser component. For Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. ... (view more)

Thu
02
Jul
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New Tech to Quash Drive by Downloads, XSS Attacks

Makers of the popular Firefox web browser, Mozilla, are working on new technology that it hopes will remove the threat of Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks that have compromised legitimate websites for years by injecting pages with malicious code. ... XSS vulnerabilities allow hackers to unsuspectingly inject malicious code into pages that persuade users to click on links launching drive-by downloads . Content Security Policy (CSP) to Stop XSS Attacks Drive-by downloads are made possible because content received from a web server's response is treated the same, regardless of whether it's ... (view more)

Mon
15
Jun
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Removing IE8 from Win7 Not Enough: Euro Commission

Last week Microsoft announced it would try its best to avoid antitrust charges in Europe by shipping Windows 7 without Internet Explorer 8 . Unfortunately, it seems few abroad are satisfied with that move. Some felt it was a gracious move by the ... Redmond-based company, which has been under antitrust investigation by the European Union since complaints were first made in 2001. EC: Still Not Enough Surprisingly, European regulators still aren't impressed. In a statement released over the weekend, the European Commission rejected Microsoft's offer, stating that it felt the move would not increase ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jun
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Multiple Browsers Could Be Bundled With Windows

The European Union (EU) is asking rival Internet browser manufacturers to suggest ways to prevent Microsoft acting unfairly in its promotion of Internet Explorer. The responses could help determine any punishment if the EU upholds a preliminary ... ruling that bundling the browser with Windows breaches competition rules. Officials have sent out a questionnaire, due to be returned by the end of this week, asking interested parties to comment on possible measures. The recipients aren't limited to those who've formally attached themselves to the case (such as Google and Mozilla, who are both ... (view more)

Thu
30
Apr
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IE8 Kill Switch: Enough to Satisfy EU's Antitrust?

According to reports, Microsoft has met the deadline set by the European Union for addressing antitrust concerns, including the bundling of its Internet Explorer browser with Windows. The European Union has thus far led the fight against what many ... feel are Microsoft's antitrust policies, the most concerning of which include the company's packaging of its ubiquitous Internet Explorer (IE) browser with its equally popular Windows operating systems. Some claim that the packaging practice "shields" IE against competition from Mozilla and other, smaller companies, and that Microsoft owes its power ... (view more)

Wed
25
Mar
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Disappointed IE8 Users Revert to IE7

It's been almost one week since users have been able to experience Internet Explorer 8 , Microsoft's latest weapon in the browser war against rivals Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Unfortunately, fanfare doesn't appear to be overwhelming, and now there ... are reports that some users might actually be reverting to IE7 -- or even opting for competitor browsers. Early Highs, Later Lows It was reported that as much as 2.61% of all web surfers were using IE8 just three days after the release date. While some assume that these numbers would have doubled or tripled by now, the figures have barely improved ... (view more)

Mon
23
Mar
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Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Response 'Underwhelming'

According to reports emerging this weekend, users have been slow to adopt Microsoft's new Internet Explorer (IE) 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1), rumored to be the company's last version of the iconic web browser. Internet Explorer 8 RC1 was released ... late last week, and met with general satisfaction from security and usability experts. Although the new IE has the ability to blacklist known malware web sites and prevent phishing scams, it's been demonstrated already that it can be hacked . Reaction to IE8 "Underwhelming" Despite all the hacking, speed, and usability tests buzzing about ... (view more)

Fri
20
Mar
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'Desktop Central', and 'Lunascape Web Browser'

Desktop Central Desktop Central provides a set of free Windows tools that Windows Administrators might require on a day-to-day basis, including: a remote task manager tool, a software inventory tool, a remote command prompt tool, and more! ... http://www.manageengine.com Lunascape Web Browser Lunascape Web browser is a hybrid web browser that can run on multiple browser engines (such as Trident, Gecko, Webkit used by Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari respectively). Lunascape Browser boasts the fastest JavaScript execution available and is particularly useful for developers. Lunascape 5 beta ... (view more)

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