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  • Windows 10 can turn Microsoft into a success again, but it needs to get these 4 things right

    07/28/2015 9:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    BT ^ | 07/28/2015
    The global launch of Windows 10 is a pivotal moment for Microsoft as a consumer business, because in recent years Windows has started to matter a lot less.The rise of mobile devices has hit the PC market hard – and no more so than Microsoft, which has around 1.5 billion Windows customers, making it the market leader in that arena. (Snappa) This, combined with Apple’s OS X and Mac computer line-up regularly bucking the trend and actually increasing sales, has left Microsoft and Windows adrift in the technology world, with Google’s Chrome and Android dominating.(Snappa) But a hint of change...
  • Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

    06/23/2015 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 23 June 2015 | Samuel Gibbs
    Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer. First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser the open source basis for Googles Chrome began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users. It was designed to support Chromes new OK, Google hotword detection which makes the computer respond when you talk to it but was...
  • You Can Be Prosecuted for Clearing Your Browser History

    06/07/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 80 replies
    The Nation ^ | June 2, 2015 | Juliana DeVries
    Khairullozhon Matanov is a 24-year-old former cab driver from Quincy, Massachusetts. The night of the Boston Marathon bombings, he ate dinner with Tamerlan and Dhzokhar Tsarnaev at a kebob restaurant in Somerville. Four days later Matanov saw photographs of his friends listed as suspects in the bombings on the CNN and FBI websites. Later that day he went to the local police. He told them that he knew the Tsarnaev brothers and that theyd had dinner together that week, but he lied about whose idea it was to have dinner, lied about when exactly he had looked at the Tsarnaevs...
  • Microsoft Edge: Building a safer browser

    05/12/2015 5:50:07 PM PDT · by dayglored · 22 replies
    Microsoft Edge Dev Blog ^ | May 11, 2015 | Microsoft Edge Team
    With Microsoft Edge, we want to fundamentally improve security over existing browsers and enable users to confidently experience the web from Windows. We have designed Microsoft Edge to defend users from increasingly sophisticated and prevalent attacks. This post covers some of the advanced technologies used to protect Microsoft Edge, including industry leading sandboxing, compiler, and memory management techniques developed in close partnership with Windows. Web Security Threats While the web is predominantly a safe environment, some sites are designed to steal money and personal information. Thieves by nature dont care about rules, and will use any means to take advantage...
  • Microsoft's secret weapon Asm.js Native-speed JavaScript available in Windows 10's Edge browser(tr)

    05/09/2015 6:39:42 AM PDT · by dayglored · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | May 7, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    Original full title/subtitle:Microsoft's secret weapon in browser wars: Mozilla's supercharged Asm.js Native-speed JavaScript available now in Windows 10's Edge browser Microsoft has included a surprise feature in its new Edge web browser for Windows 10, in the form of support for the ultra-optimizable Asm.js JavaScript dialect. First developed by Mozilla and championed by the nonprofit's former CTO Brendon Eich, Asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that aims to be the "assembly language of the web." By eliminating many of the vagaries of the JavaScript language syntax, Asm.js forces client-side web code into a form that is easy for Just-In-Time...
  • Sorry, Windows 10 early adopters: Microsoft Edge WON'T block ads at launch

    05/07/2015 9:52:21 AM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | May 6, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    You won't have to worry about dodgy toolbars, rogue ActiveX controls, or buggy plugins when you use Microsoft Edge (ne Project Spartan), Redmond's new web browser for Windows 10. But you can also forget about extending the browser in any way, at least at first. Microsoft gave a sneak peek at its new, HTML/JavaScript-based extensibility engine for Edge at its Build developer conference in San Francisco last week. But on Wednesday we learned that this engine won't be available when the first general-availability build of Edge ships with the Windows 10 launch. "We will enable this new model after our...
  • Chrome passes 25% market share, IE and Firefox slip

    05/03/2015 7:18:19 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 31 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | May 1, 2015 3:03 PM | Emil Protalinski
    In April 2015, we saw the naming of Microsoft Edge, the release of Chrome 42, and the first full month of Firefox 37 availability. Now were learning that Googles browser has finally passed the 25 percent market share mark. Between March and April, here is how the browser market changed, according to the latest figures from Net Applications: Internet Explorer: down 0.71 points to 55.83 percent Chrome: up 0.69 points to 25.68 percent Firefox: down 0.19 points to 11.70 percent Safari: up 0.12 points to 5.12 Opera: up 0.05 points to 0.48 percent Breaking the IE figure down further shows...
  • Unemployed Browser Feature Suggestion/ Open Source IDEA

    04/06/2015 12:34:13 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    self | Arpil 6.2015 | meshugemikey
    the idea came about during a discussion in a contemporary thread right Here on your Free Republic!
  • Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (Windows 10, title truncated)

    03/30/2015 10:07:35 PM PDT · by dayglored · 59 replies
    The Register ^ | March 30, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    Full Title:Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (unless you build apps or run VMs, that is) Devs might be wise to skip latest Windows 10 build Microsoft has shipped a new build of Windows 10 that offers a first look at its much-hyped Project Spartan web browser, but the software giant has cautioned that developers may want to hold off upgrading. In a Monday blog post, Redmond man Gabe Aul said Project Spartan is the main feature of Windows 10 Build 10049, which is rolling out now to testers on the Fast release ring of the Windows Insider program. But...
  • (Vanity) Seeking Browser Info

    03/08/2015 2:42:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 53 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 03-08-2015 | grey_whiskers
    Just a quick question. I'd like to get rid of Firefox and replace it. Party due to the ousting of Brendan Eich, partly because it keeps on wanting to install updates on my Mac, and then giving me the pinwheel of death. Google Chrome is out due to Net Neutrality. I've heard of Chromium or Pale Moon. Can anyone give decent suggestions please? Thanks!
  • Ex-Opera CEO reveals new Vivaldi browser

    01/28/2015 2:26:58 PM PST · by 4rcane · 11 replies
    Ex-Opera CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner has revealed a technical preview of Vivaldi, a new Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. As this is a first release, the big features are mostly "coming soon". There will be extensions support, a built-in mail client, syncing across your devices, but theyre not here yet. The Technical Preview does provide some smaller practical features. Tab Stacks are a handy way of grouping browser tabs, and work much like buttons on the Windows taskbar. Hover your mouse over a tab, thumbnails appear for each site it represents, and you simply click the one...
  • My Firefox browser will not bookmark Conservative sites

    10/17/2014 10:15:47 AM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 51 replies
    me | 10/17/2014 | Self / Vanity
    OK, this is weird. Starting yesterday, my Firefox browser (was version 32.0) would not make bookmarks to pages on conservative sites. Free Republic, Hot Air, Lucianne... It worked on non-political sites just fine. This morning I updated to Version 33.0, and the problem still persists. I checked at Democratic Underground and Daily Kos, and they bookmark normally, but Again/still Free Republic, Hot Air and Lucianne.com will not do bookmarks.
  • Internet Explorer stars in monster October Patch Tuesday

    10/12/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | John Leyden
    October is stacking up to be a bumper Patch Tuesday update with nine bulletins lined up for delivery three rated critical. Cloud security firm Qualys estimates two of the lesser "important" bulletins are just as bad however, as they would also allow malicious code injection onto vulnerable systems. Top of the critical list is an update for Internet Explorer that affects all currently supported versions 6 to 11, on all operating system including Windows RT. Vulnerabilities discovered in most versions of Windows Server, Windows 7 and 8, and the .NET framework are covered in the other pair of critical...
  • Microsoft strips some Windows 7 users of IE11 patch privileges

    06/16/2014 7:50:03 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    Computerworld ^ | June 15, 2014 07:32 AM ET | Gregg Keizer
    Computerworld - Microsoft has quietly stopped serving security updates to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) on consumer and small business Windows 7 PCs unless the customer has successfully applied an April update for the browser. [....] Users who have not installed the IE security update issued on April 8 -- identified by Microsoft as MS14-018 -- on Windows 7, and who rely on Windows Update to download and install fixes, did not receive the June 10 IE update. Nor will IE11 receive any future updates, security or otherwise, until that MS14-018 has been installed. Windows Update will not display the appropriate...
  • Browser Change From Firefox?

    05/30/2014 11:24:40 AM PDT · by UScbass · 65 replies
    USCBass
    Have been using the Firefox browser since it was introduced; with all the controversies (political), it has been suggested that I change to Chrome (Google), Safari (Apple), or Opera browser. Any suggestions as to whether a change is recommended and, if so, to what?
  • Brendan Eich, Mozilla's Alpha Nerd, Takes Over as CEO (Q&A)

    03/25/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CNET ^ | March 24, 2014 | Stephen Shankland
    The inventor of JavaScript and the Firefox developer's chief technology officer now is running the show. Top agenda items: Firefox OS and Mozilla services.Brendan Eich, the programmer who invented JavaScript in a 10-day burst of activity at Netscape in 1995, now is the chief executive of Mozilla, the nonprofit organization that develops the Firefox browser and Firefox OS mobile operating system. Eich worked on the Netscape Navigator browser and -- after Microsoft won the first browser wars of the 1990s -- on Mozilla's effort to make something useful of the Netscape open-source code base. Although Mozilla succeeded in restoring competition...
  • Vanity: Is something wrong with the Internet today?

    08/30/2013 2:17:51 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 29 replies
    It seems like a fifth, maybe a quarter, of the websites I've tried to go to today have been down. I get "This page can't be displayed." I've tried different browsers. I've tried on my PC, the PC in our den and one of the kids' laptops and it seems to be a problem on all of them.
  • Mozilla Firefox 23 Is Now Available for Download

    08/06/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 6 August 2013 | Editor
    Mozilla uploaded a few hours ago, August 6, the final packages of the Mozilla Firefox 23.0 web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. The brand-new Mozilla Firefox 23 web browser will be officially announced by Mozilla later today, but you can download the final version right now (see download link at the end of the article) from the official Mozilla FTP servers. Among the highlights of Mozilla Firefox 23.0 we can mention that mixed content blocking has been enabled to protect users from eavesdroppers and man-in-the-middle attacks on HTTPS pages, the about:memory's functional UI...
  • Firefox 22 Delivers Open Source Communications

    06/26/2013 6:23:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    Datamation ^ | 25 June 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla is out today with an updated open source Firefox 22 browser release. The new browser release includes fixes for 14 security advisories and bakes in new features for users.Among the big items that has landed in Firefox 22 is WebRTC. WebRTC is a Real Time Communication (RTC) effort that will enable users to use a browser as a communications and collaboration vehicle. Mozilla has been working on including WebRTC over the last several Firefox releases, and with Firefox 22 now considers it to be ready for prime time."WebRTC is currently fully enabled and we are excited to get it...
  • Mozilla Prepares to Re-Invent Firefox with Australis Update

    06/04/2013 4:37:34 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 50 replies
    Datamation ^ | 3 June 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla is gearing up for a major user interface overhaul for the open source Firefox web browser. Code-named Australis, the new UI is likely to debut as part of Firefox 25, due out in October of his year.The Australis overhaul will be the biggest UI change since Firefox 4, which became generally available in March of 2011. After Firefox 4, Mozilla changed its release approach, from having only one or two releases in a year, to a rapid release cycle with new browsers released every six to eight weeks."Australis is our internal code name for a set of UI changes...
  • Problems with Internet Explorer

    04/13/2013 5:22:49 AM PDT · by quintr · 54 replies
    Am having trouble with Internet Explorer. Is anyone else experience problems with this browser. Return key won't work when typing emails and some attachments won't download with a note that there's a problem with IE. Any suggestions?
  • Fail: Chrome, Firefox, and IE all crack during hacking competition

    03/11/2013 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/11/13 | Meghan Kelly
    Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox all fell to the mercy of the hackers Thursday. That is, in a controlled environment. Security firms Vupen and MWR Labs were able to crack the browsers during a condoned bug-hunt, with one company winning $100,000 for finding a huge hole. The Pwn2Own competition is an event at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver. The competition was created by HPs DVLabs as part of its Zero Day Initiative: an attempt to get more people to find and report bugs as opposed to exploiting them for personal gains.
  • Firefox issue

    11/21/2012 7:40:12 PM PST · by One Name · 49 replies
    n/a ^ | 10/21/12 | One Name
    Switched back to Mozilla Firefox before the election as IE was giving me fits. Everything was great for awhile but now FF fades every 20 keystrokes or so and I have to click to resume typing. Old Dell computer on XP with DSL hookup
  • Mozilla Firefox 16 Delivers More Dev Tools. Hello Browser IDE

    10/10/2012 5:05:55 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    Internet News ^ | 09 October 2012 | Sean Michael Kerner
    From the 'open source goodness' files:Mozilla's Firefox 16 open source web browser is now generally available and with it comes more goodies for developers.That's right. While Firefox has long positioned itself as browser for users, the focus since moving to the rapid release train cycle has clearly shifted towards developers. I personally think that's a good thing because it's not something that any other major browser vendor does. The Mozilla focus on developers means that developers will use Firefox more than other browsers. If developers use it more, I suppose that the prevailing notion is that they will also...
  • Firefox 15 Accelerates Browsing for Desktop, Phones and Tablets

    08/29/2012 4:44:20 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    Datamation ^ | 28 August 2012 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla has been waging a multi-year battle against memory bloat in its open source Firefox web browser. With today's Firefox 15 release, Mozilla is firing a major salvo in that battle, claiming a reduction in memory usage.The memory reduction comes by way of plugging memory links in the way that third party add-ons consume memory.In a blog post detailing the memory fix, Mozilla developers estimated that the memory improvement could be as much as a 4.8x improvement over the previous Firefox 14 release.Tablets Perhaps even more interesting then simply yet another Firefox release is the fact that Mozilla is now...
  • Is Facebook going to buy Opera, make its own browser?

    05/28/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 25, 2012 | Salvador Rodriguez
    The Facebook spending spree may be continuing as a new report says the social networking giant might be looking to buy Norwegian company Opera Software.
  • Google Chrome knocks Internet Explorer off the top spot as the world's favourite web browser

    05/22/2012 9:18:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/22/2012
    Google's Chrome has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most widely used web browser in the world, according to statistics released today.Data from web analytics service StatCounter showed that for the week of May 14-20 Chrome has averaged a higher share of web traffic for a full seven-day stretch.The development will be welcome news for web designers, who have long struggled with the Microsoft browser's patchy implementation of new web coding standards. Enlarge Overtaken: This graph shows the market share of the top five web browsers Statcounter's data showed Chrome in the lead in the field of five major...
  • Google Chrome worlds most popular browser

    05/22/2012 5:04:46 AM PDT · by rawhide · 25 replies
    ajc.com/business ^ | 5-21-12 | George Mathis
    The Internet king is dead, or at least has to share the crown. Microsofts Internet Explorer, the web browser leader since the Netscape coup (circa 1995), has been surpassed globally by Googles Chrome browser, according to recent numbers from StatCounter.com. Theres a good write-up at PC Magazine. Chrome now make up about 33 percent of web traffic, a percentage point or two over IE. Firefox has about 24 percent of the market. It is quite a change from a year ago, when Google only had a 20 percent share, IE 45 percent. Since then, Chrome has been on a tear:...
  • Who? Do what?

    05/12/2012 6:43:11 PM PDT · by TexasSecede79366 · 106 replies
    Just got off the phone with a guy that can only call about once a month. He's very redneck. My browser just crashed11
  • Firefox New Ad, "What's New" What Do You Think?

    01/11/2012 12:39:28 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 46 replies
    As a non-profit, were free to innovate on your behalf without any pressure to compromise.
  • Firefox 8 Locks Down Plug-ins

    11/09/2011 4:36:27 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 43 replies
    Datamation ^ | 8 November 2011 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla's rapid release train has pulled into the station on time, with the fifth major Firefox browser release of 2011. Firefox 8 is being released today, providing developers with new capabilities and offering users more security via a new add-ons policy."We're proud of the way Firefox continues to move the web forward in this release," Gavin Sharp, Firefox engineer and the Firefox module owner told InternetNews.com. "Our support for Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) in WebGL lets developers build incredible 3D experiences on the Web in a secure way."Sharp noted that Firefox 8 also introduces a simpler way for HTML5 applications...
  • How websites use your browser to sell you for cash

    11/01/2011 10:27:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 1 November 2011 | Trevor Pott
    Part 1 It has been a year since I have talked about securing browsers against privacy invasion. In that time, things have got worse, not better. In addition to the threat of malware and malicious scripts, we have the frightening new evercookie. Leaving the criminal misuse of tracking for a later date, there is plenty to worry about from the use and misuse of our personal data by legitimate organisations. Advertisers are getting aggressive, and the techniques in use require a stalwart defence if we hope to retain our privacy. Hello Mr Yakamoto and welcome back to the...
  • Internet Explorer is the safest Web browser!? Ha!

    10/13/2011 7:28:52 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 25 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 12 October 2011 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: Microsoft is trying again to con people into thinking that Internet Explorer is the safest browser around. Its not. At best, its tied with Chrome. According to Microsoft, Chrome on Linux only gets a 2.5 for security! Microsoft has always been fond of paying analysts to say that its products are best, or having partners release reports showing how their rivals products are second-rate, and, now, Web sites that show how Internet Explorer (IE) is better than Chrome and Firefox when it comes to security. Really? Didnt Microsoft just release yet another major Internet Explorer patch? I quote from...
  • How do I get a browser for internet TV?

    10/04/2011 6:47:58 AM PDT · by Cowman · 35 replies
    self | 04oct2011 | self
    A friend of mine just got a Visio WiFi TV. He set it up according to instructions and it will stream from the WiFi but only what is listed on the "Widgets." He would like to be able to go to a regular website like HULU or GBTV and stream from there like he can do on his computer. We looked around on what is available for download but couldn't find a browser anywhere. I can connect my laptop and use the TV like a monitor but that kind of defeats the purpose of having an internet TV. Please help.
  • Computer Help Please

    10/03/2011 9:36:03 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 30 replies
    Vanity | October 2, 2011 | Chuckster
    Little help here please. After the latest automatic update, Firefox refuses to run on my computer (Win XP Pro). I have tried everything I can think of but it just will not run. Firefox is set as the default browser on my computer but will not start by clicking the desktop shortcut, or from the start menu. I have tried starting it from the Run command line and by going into the file manager and starting it from program files. Nothing. Thanks for any help anyone can offer. I have uninstalled, reinstalled and rebooted several times - no joy. While...
  • Computer Help Please

    10/03/2011 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 16 replies
    Vanity | October 2, 2011 | Chuckster
    Little help here please. After the latest automatic update, Firefox refuses to run on my computer (Win XP Pro). I have tried everything I can think of but it just will not run. Firefox is set as the default browser on my computer but will not start by clicking the desktop shortcut, or from the start menu. I have tried starting it from the Run command line and by going into the file manager and starting it from program files. Nothing. Thanks for any help anyone can offer. I have uninstalled, reinstalled and rebooted several times - no joy. While...
  • Internet Help Request (Vanity)

    09/26/2011 7:55:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    September 26, 2011 | Me
    Does anyone know why my browser, which is IE7, is not loading the updated versions of some websites? (e.g., HotAir, local news stations) In the case of HotAir, it's loading a page from 2010! I am thinking that the obvious solution would be to download the newer version of IE; however, I am at work, and for some reason they do not allow us to download anything newer. Thanks.
  • Mozilla Unleashes Firefox 6

    08/17/2011 4:46:57 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 59 replies
    Datamation ^ | 16 August 2011 | Sean Michael Kerner
    At Mozilla the trains run on time. The open source group is out with its second rapid release browser today, providing users with improved functionality and performance.Firefox 6, which is being officially released by Mozilla today, follows Firefox 5, which debuted in July. Both Firefox 5 and 6 are part of Mozilla's new rapid release cycle, which aims to deliver more browser updates with incremental features. Previously Mozilla had released major browser update on a less predictable cycle with long with development cycles of a year or longer in between releases.While the new rapid release cycle does not present the...
  • Mozilla cranks out Firefox 5 with cross-platform 'Do Not Track' feature

    06/21/2011 10:28:24 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    The Register ^ | 21 June 2011 | Kelly Fiveash
    Just three months after Mozilla pushed out what was its final big beast of a browser release in the form of the long-awaited Firefox 4, the next iteration of its popular surfing tool is now available online. Firefox 5, as it has been sensibly named, can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android platforms. Few major tweaks have been slotted into this release, which is hardly surprising given the fast, splatter-gun style of updating Mozilla code. The iterate-big-or-die cultural shift inside the open source browser outfit's Towers comes in clear acknowledgement of Google's Chrome schedule. It may be mirroring...
  • How Unique Is Your Web Browser? (You're being tracked based on how unique your browser settings are)

    06/04/2011 6:29:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    Abstract. We investigate the degree to which modern web browsers are subject to "device fingerprinting" via the version and con figurtion information that they will transmit to websites upon request. We implemented one possible fingerprinting algorithm, and collected these fingerprints from a large sample of browsers that visited our test site, panopticlick.eff.org. We observe that the distribution of our fingerprint contains at least 18.1 bits of entropy, meaning that if we pick a browser at random, at best we expect that only one in 286,777 other browsers will share its fingerprint. Among browsers that support Flash or Java, the situation...
  • Why Firefox 4 Is Winning the Browser Battle

    03/23/2011 2:48:16 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 79 replies
    PC World ^ | 03/23/2011 | Katherine Noyes
    Microsoft may have seen fit to boast about the 2.35 million downloads its new Internet Explorer 9 browser received in its first 24 hours, but Mozilla's Firefox 4 has since essentially blown such figures out of the water. In fact, not only did Firefox 4 claim a million downloads in its first three hours and almost 7 million in its first day--surpassing by far Internet Explorer 9--but by Wednesday, the day after its official release, it had already claimed almost 2 percent of the worldwide Internet browser market, according to research firm StatCounter.
  • Firefox 4 RC

    03/22/2011 5:57:29 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Mozilla Firefox ^ | 3/22/2011 | NA
    Help make the next version of the worlds best browser.
  • Want To Switch Browsers - Would Like Advice

    12/27/2010 8:16:22 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 69 replies · 6+ views
    self
    I think that I am going to switch browsers from IE8 [since I am having an annoying little problem with it]. Will keep IE as a backup. Now, what should I use? I have heard a few nasty things about Opera, so I am considering between FireFox and Chrome. Any thoughts ???
  • Why Do So Many Geeks Hate Internet Explorer?

    10/20/2010 8:28:50 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 80 replies
    How-To-Geek ^ | 18 October 2010 | HTG
    Its common knowledge that almost every single geek hates Internet Explorer with a passion, but have you ever wondered why? Lets take a fair look at the history and where it all began for posterity, if nothing else.Contrary to what you might think, this article is not meant to be a hate-fest on Internet Explorerin fact, were pretty impressed with the hardware acceleration and new features in Internet Explorer 9but keep reading for the whole story. In the Beginning There Was IE, and It Was Good? Weve all been so used to thinking of Internet Explorer as that slow, buggy...
  • Firefox plans fix for decade-old browsing history leak

    04/06/2010 1:25:41 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies · 742+ views
    The Register ^ | 5 April 2010 | Dan Goodin
    Firefox developers say they're close to plugging an information leakage hole that has plagued every major browser for more than a decade. The cascading style sheets history attack makes it easy for web masters to compile vast lists of links visitors have previously viewed. It exploits technology in virtually every browser that causes visited links to be displayed in purple rather than blue. Mozilla has classified the weakness as a bug since at least 2002. But fixing it has proved to be a vexing problem, largely because programmers didn't know how to close the hole without breaking key web functionality....
  • Hacker busts IE8 on Windows 7 in 2 minutes

    03/26/2010 10:24:27 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies · 610+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 25 March 2010 | Gregg Keizer
    Two researchers yesterday won $10,000 each at the Pwn2Own hacking contest by bypassing important security measures of Windows 7. Both Peter Vreugdenhil of the Netherlands and a German researcher who would only identify himself by the first name Nils found ways to disable DEP (data execution prevention) and ASLR (address space layout randomization), which are two of Windows 7's most vaunted anti-exploit features. Each contestant faced down the fully-patched 64-bit version of Windows 7 and came out a winner. Vreugdenhil used a two-exploit combination to circumvent first ASLR and then DEP to successfully hack IE8. A half-hour later, Nils bypassed...
  • One Way to Fix Freezing by Firefox 3.6

    03/25/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT · by your local physicist · 10 replies · 693+ views
    3/25/10 | your local physicist
    If you're having trouble with Firefox 3.6 freezing up while you're trying to scroll down through a webpage, try going to the Firefox help page and update your Quicktime plug-in software to the latest version. That update fixed the problem for me. EOM
  • Severe IE vulnerability threatens Windows XP users

    03/01/2010 9:59:39 AM PST · by Gomez · 35 replies · 916+ views
    News of a newly discovered bug in VBScript and Windows Help files in Internet Explorer that could allow a remote attacker to run an arbitrary command has reached Microsoft on Friday and they immediately sat down to investigate the matter. After two days, they confirmed that this vulnerability "could allow an attacker to host a maliciously crafted web page and run arbitrary code if they could convince a user to visit the web page and then get them to press the F1 key in response to a pop up dialog box", but that there has been no news about attacks...
  • EU: 100 million Microsoft users to choose browser

    03/02/2010 9:16:14 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 13 replies · 454+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/2010 | AOIFE WHITE
    BRUSSELS Some 100 million Europeans using Microsoft software will be asked to choose among rival Web browsers by mid-May under a deal the company struck to settle antitrust action, the European Union said Tuesday. Microsoft Corp. is starting this month to send updates to Windows computers in Europe so that when computer users log on, they will see a pop-up screen asking them to pick one or more of 12 free Web browsers to download and install, including Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The EU's executive commission said giving consumers the chance to try an alternative to Explorer, which comes with...
  • Which is best - Firefox, IE or other?

    02/03/2010 8:35:01 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 94 replies · 1,377+ views
    Im getting tired of the errors and such on my IE browser. I hear Firefox is good... Any comments would be appreciated.