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  • Bumblebee memorial scheduled for Sunday at Wilsonville Target

    06/29/2013 7:43:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Case
    Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored in a memorial this weekend at the Wilsonville Target where a majority of the insects died. State officials directly linked the die-off to trees that had been sprayed with the insecticide Safari. Rozzell Medina, of Portland, said on the Facebook page that the event will "memorialize these fallen lifeforms and talk about the plight of the bees and their importance to life on Earth."
  • White House cancels Obama's African safari after plans are revealed to include a military SNIPER

    06/14/2013 4:54:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 June, 2013 | David Martosko
    President and Mrs. Obama are planning a trip to sub-Saharan Africa later in the month, but the White House has scotched a plan to include a Tanzanian safari on the agenda after a reporter revealed that a team of snipers with high-powered military assault rifles would accompany him in the wild. The Washington Post reported Thursday afternoon that the itinerary's dangers 'would have required the president’s special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat.' The newspaper based its report on a confidential planning document leaked...
  • WH nixes Obama safari..plan includes SNIPERS take out lions,cheetahs if they threaten 1st couple

    06/13/2013 8:04:58 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 58 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | UPDATED: 17:02 EST, 13 June 2013 | By DAVID MARTOSKO IN WASHINGTON
    President and Mrs. Obama are planning a trip to sub-Saharan Africa later in the month, but the White House has scotched a plan to include a Tanzanian safari on the agenda after a reporter revealed that a team of snipers with high-powered military assault rifles would accompany him in the wild. The Washington Post reported Thursday afternoon that the itinerary's dangers 'would have required the president’s special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat.' The newspaper based its report on a confidential planning document leaked...
  • Google fined $22.5 million for Safari tracking

    11/19/2012 8:41:44 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    CBS / CNET ^ | 11-19-2012
    Snip... The FTC claimed that Google assured those users that they would be automatically opted out of the tracking because of Safari's handling of third-party cookies. However, according to the FTC, those users were not immediately opted out and therefore Google contradicted a 2011 privacy agreement it had made with the government agency. Google and the FTC reached the settlement agreement in August when the Web giant agreed to pay $22.5 million on charges that it "placed an advertising tracking cookie on the computers of Safari users who visited sites within Google's DoubleClick advertising network." Snip...
  • Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE

    04/02/2012 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 14 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 4-1-2012 | Tyler Rooney
    t’s not every day that you start a business and quickly decide to say “no” to 70 percent of your potential customers. In retrospect, this turned out to be 4ormat’s secret weapon. At 4ormat, our goal is to provide an easy way for creative professionals to create and manage an online portfolio website. Although the portfolio itself looks great in all browsers, to this day, the portfolio building interface does not support Internet Explorer. And we don’t just mean IE6 or even IE7. We mean every version of Internet Explorer.
  • Google slipped past privacy safeguards: report

    02/17/2012 1:02:43 AM PST · by rawhide · 20 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 2-16-12 | Chris Oliver
    Google has bypassed the privacy settings on Apple's web-browser to track the Internet activity of millions of people without their knowledge, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal late Thursday. Apple's Safari web-browsing software was reportedly tricked by a special code used by Google and other companies, the report said. Google disabled the code after it was contacted by Wall Street Journal reporters, the report said. The Journal said the Google code was uncovered by a Stanford researcher and later confirmed by an independent technical adviser.
  • Internet Explorer 9 hammers rivals in download blocking test

    07/18/2011 8:39:44 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 28 replies
    Tech World ^ | 15 Jul 2011 | John E Dunn
    The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple’s Safari, an independent test by NSS Labs has found. Rating the browsers against a sample set of European malware URLs over 19 days in April, IE 8 achieved a mean block rate of 90 percent, leaving Chrome 10, Firefox 4 and Safari 5 in the dust on 13 percent each. Opera, which uses technology from antivirus company AVG, came in last on 5 percent. When assessing IE 9 with application filtering turned on,...
  • Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons: Africa Elephant Hunt Video 'Nothing to Be Ashamed Of'

    04/02/2011 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2 April 2011 | SUSANNA KIM and MICHAEL S. JAMES
    Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons has a message for those outraged by a four-minute video of an elephant hunt in Zimbabwe on his Go Daddy video site. More Video Watch: Hunter Illegally Kills Bear Using Pastries Watch: Nat Geo: Leopard Queen Watch: Hole Rips in Roof of Plane"I think if you had all the facts and you knew exactly what was going on and the difference it makes in these people's lives there," he told ABC News Radio, "you'd feel completely different." Parsons has said he participated in the hunt because the elephants were a nuisance destroying crops the local...
  • Will IE9 change the way we use the web? (Microsoft's newest web browser a revolutionary product?)

    09/17/2010 8:56:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/17/2010 | Matt Warman
    The internet of the future is likely to look very different from the distinct pages and sites we visit today – that was the message as Microsoft launched the latest version of their much-maligned Internet Explorer web browser. And while every major manufacturer always claims that theirs is a revolutionary product, the company that remains best known for Windows and Office might just be on the right track this time. Headlines around the world greeted IE9 as Microsoft’s most ambitious yet, while others called it revolutionary. Respected British website Techradar.com went so far as to call it “ie-mazing”. Almost since...
  • Apple releases Safari 5.0.2

    09/08/2010 2:59:09 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 12:58 AM EDT
    Apple today released Safari 5.0.2 Software Update which contains improvements to compatibility and security, including the following: • Fixes an issue that could prevent users from submitting web forms • Fixes an issue that could cause web content to display incorrectly when viewing a Google Image result with Flash 10.1 installed • Establishes an encrypted, authenticated connection to the Safari Extensions Gallery For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit this site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 Safari 5.0.2 is available via Software Update and also as a standalone installer. More info and download link here. Apple today also released...
  • Safari purged of decade-old browser history leak

    06/08/2010 6:13:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies · 64+ views
    The Register ^ | June 8, 2010 | By Dan Gooden
    Free at last.Apple Safari has become the first major browser to be purged of one of the web's longest-running privacy defects: The ability for any site owner to effortlessly steal a complete copy of your recent browsing history. The browser history disclosure leak is as old as the World Wide Web itself, and it afflicted every major browser – until now. Starting with versions released Monday, Safari no longer coughs up the list of websites a user has visited. The change is one of almost 50 security fixes Apple engineers added to versions 4.1 and 5.0 of the browser. In...
  • Devious ‘Tabnapping’ Attack Hijacks Browser Tabs

    05/25/2010 12:19:17 PM PDT · by Gomez · 25 replies · 898+ views
    Traditional phishing attacks are reasonably easy to avoid, just don’t click links in suspicious e-mails (or, for the really paranoid, any e-mail). But Firefox Creative Lead Aza Raskin has found a far more devious way to launch an attack — by hijacking your unattended browser tabs. The attack works by first detecting that the tab the page is in does not have focus. Then the attacking script can change the tab favicon and title before loading a new site, say a fake version of Gmail, in the background. Even scarier, the attack can parse through your history to find sites...
  • The Pwn2Own trifecta: Safari, IE 8, and Firefox exploited on day 1

    03/25/2010 1:17:18 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 19 replies · 987+ views
    Engadget ^ | 19 Mar 2010 | Thomas Ricker
    That didn't take long. One day into the Pwn2Own hacking competition at CanSecWest and already Apple, Microsoft, and Mozilla have been sent packing to their respective labs to work on security issues in their browsers. In a repeat performance, Charlie Miller pocketed a $5,000 cash prize and a fully-patched MacBook by splitting it wide, and gaining full control of the device after a user clicked on his malicious link. Another white-hatter by the name Nils (pictured) toppled Internet Explorer 8 running on a Windows 7 laptop -- again, the five grand and compromised VAIO P laptop are now his to...
  • Tourists sue Sanbona safari park after too-close encounter with lions

    11/18/2009 9:47:06 PM PST · by Saije · 4 replies · 593+ views
    London Times ^ | 11/19/2009 | Chris Smythe
    Eight British tourists are suing a South African safari park after they became trapped by a pride of wild lions when their tour vehicle overturned. The group are claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds for injuries and post-traumatic stress allegedly suffered when they were exposed to the “threatening conduct of the lions” at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve northeast of Cape Town. One of the animals also stole a boot from the tourists, they say. Papers lodged at Cape Town High Court claim that the injuries were due to the irresponsible actions of Natasha Van der Merwe, a park employee. According to...
  • Apple releases Safari 4.0.3 for Mac and Windows

    08/11/2009 8:21:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies · 1,209+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 06:55 PM EDT
    Apple today released Safari 4.0.3 which is recommended for all Safari users and includes improvements to stability, compatibility and security including: • Stability improvements for webpages that use the HTML 5 video tag • Stability improvements for 3rd-party plug-ins • Stability improvements for Top Sites • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from logging into iWork.com • Fixes an issue that could cause web content to be displayed in greyscale instead of color Safari 4.0.3 is available via Software Update and also as a standalone installer. More info and download links (40MB (Leopard), 26MB (Tiger), 27MB (Windows)) here. For...
  • Apple's Safari will fall first at hacker contest, past winner predicts

    03/07/2009 3:51:48 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 137 replies · 1,666+ views
    Computer World ^ | March 3rd | Gregg Keizer
    Apple Inc.'s Safari is the juiciest target in the upcoming PWN2OWN hacking contest, last year's winner predicted today. "It's an easy target," said Charlie Miller, the vulnerability researcher who last year walked off with a $10,000 cash prize for breaking into an Apple laptop just a few minutes into the contest. PWNOWN is slated for its third appearance at the CanSecWest security conference later this month in Vancouver, British Columbia. "It might be because I'm biased about the things I'm good at, but it's the easiest browser [to hack]," Miller said. PWN2OWN's sponsor, 3Com Inc.'s TippingPoint unit, will pay $5,000...
  • Disclosure of information vulnerability in Safari web browser

    01/14/2009 10:07:27 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 245+ views
    http://brian.mastenbrook.net/ ^ | Jan. 14, 2009 | Brian Mastenbrook
    Note: The original version of this page contained a simple workaround for this issue which I believed would protect users against this problem. I have since discovered (on 13 January 2009) that changing the default RSS feed reader application in Safari does not correctly disassociate Safari from all RSS feed URLs. The workaround section of this post has been updated with additional information. I regret that what initially appeared to be a simple workaround is now substantially more complicated and requires the installation of third-party software to perform. I have discovered that Apple's Safari browser is vulnerable to an attack...
  • Remember 9-11; Heart for Africa; American Family Safari 2006 Revisited

    09/05/2008 12:13:49 PM PDT · by schwing_wifey · 272+ views
    Personal journal | Spring 2006 | schwing_wifey
    9-11 affected many people in many different ways. Heart for Africa is one way one person dealt with that fateful day. Her name is Janine Maxwell and her story is "Its Not Okay With Me". Her story is gut wrenching and mind boggling. My story that follows is a happy, travel adventure for your reading pleasure. I hope you will read both stories, mine for entertainment and her's as a call to action. I hope you visit the website www.heartforafrica.org and make a difference. We are so lucky, so fortunate, to live in the USA. Please don't take that for...
  • Google Chrome web browser announced: integrated search, improved JavaScript

    09/01/2008 1:37:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 553+ views
    slashgear.com ^ | September 1, 2008 | Chirs Davies
    Excerpt - Google have announced plans to take on Microsoft and Firefox with their own open-source browser, codenamed Chrome, by releasing a specially drawn comic by Scott McCloud explaining the app. Based on the existing Webkit rendering engine, Chrome will integrate not only tab-based browsing but Google Gears and a newly integrated search and address system called Omnibox. ~ snip ~
  • Safari Security Claims Ignite Controversy [8 bugs found in first day alone]

    06/13/2007 2:05:03 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 127 replies · 1,883+ views
    PCWorld ^ | 6/12/07 | Gregg Keizer
    Safari Security Claims Ignite Controversy Security researchers have already found eight bugs in the Windows version of Safari Apple released on Monday. They're blaming Apple's "hostile attitude towards security researchers" for the problems. Just hours after Apple Inc. released a Windows version of Safari on Monday, security researchers had uncovered more than half a dozen vulnerabilities in the browser beta, including at least three that could let attackers grab complete control of the PC. PC World's Erik Larkin isn't surprised that Safari would become a security risk. But Apple's claims about the new browser's security have touched a nerve with...
  • Steve Jobs announces Apple Safari web browser for Windows XP and Vista

    06/11/2007 11:14:01 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 52 replies · 864+ views
    Steve Jobs ^ | June 11, 2007
    Steve Jobs at Apple Worldwide Developers Conferences announces - 11:10 am - Safari 3 on leopard...now runs on xp/vista Live transcript: http://www.macrumorslive.com/
  • A Suggestion for Apple in 2007: port Safari to Windows.

    01/12/2007 8:59:09 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies · 402+ views
    Dear Apple, the first 30 years were only the beginning, or so you say. You're poised to make HUGE inroads this year, with some sources saying you're going to claim up to 20% of laptop sales on college campuses. You're also going to sell a ridiculous number of iPods again, an obscene number of tracks on iTunes, and very likely a substantial number of iPhones and iTVs if, in fact, they show up soon. Let me tell you what you really ought to do then, and quickly: port Safari to Windows. Read on, I'll tell you why.
  • Mac flaw puts Safari surfers at risk

    01/11/2007 5:52:39 PM PST · by Salo · 78 replies · 1,699+ views
    CNET ^ | January 11, 2007, 11:54 AM PT | Dawn Kawamoto
    A serious security flaw in Mac OS X opens machines with Apple's Safari Web browser to hijack by outsiders, Secunia has warned. The vulnerability and "proof of concept" code to exploit it were released on Wednesday as part of the Month of Apple Bugs project. It affects Mac OS X 10.4.8, the most recent version of Apple's operating system and, possibly, previous versions, security researcher LMH said in the posting on MOAB's Web site. The flaw can be exploited if the Mac user has enabled an option in Safari to "open safe files after downloading," Secunia said in an advisory...
  • Browser Smackdown: Firefox vs. IE vs. Opera vs. Safari

    12/07/2006 1:03:01 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 26 replies · 6,610+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 06 December 2006 | Scot Finnie, Valerie Potter, Dennis Fowler, Preston Gralla and Ken Mingis
    People may be passionate about their favorite sports team, but if you really want to get them fired up, ask what Web browser they use. There's the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" crowd who tend to stick with the browser that's included with their operating system -- Microsoft's Internet Explorer on Windows and Apple's Safari on the Mac. There are the "I've just gotta be me" folks who prefer lesser-known browsers, such as Opera from Opera Software. And there are the "live free or die" open-source true believers who champion Mozilla's Firefox above its commercial counterparts. Then there...
  • Phishing potentiality affects Safari (Mac), Firefox (Mac and Windows) password storage

    11/24/2006 10:33:30 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 415+ views
    MacFixIt ^ | Friday, November 24 2006 @ 04:30 AM PST
    Heise Security reports on a phishing vulnerability caused by Firefox's password manager. In a nutshell, because Firefox has the ability to store field entries so it can automatically insert usernames and passwords for previously visited Web sites, maliciously crafted sites can coax the information out and trick the user into submitting (or automatically submit) the private data. The phishing mechanism, as demonstrated, also affects Safari and the Mac OS X Keychain. Heise writes: "The trick is currently being used in at least one page on MySpace to send phished login data to a Lycos server. A test by heise Security's...
  • Mac OS X threat exposure increases (according to Symantec)

    09/25/2006 9:59:00 AM PDT · by Panerai · 17 replies · 359+ views
    MacNN ^ | 09/25/2006
    As Apple's Mac OS X operating system increases in popularity, so does its exposure to internet-related security threats. Security firm Symantec has published its latest Internet Security Threat Report, revealing that the number of vulnerabilities identified in Apple's Safari Web browser doubled over the first half of 2006, and that the amount of time Safari users were vulnerable to exploits before Apple released a security fix increased from zero days to five. During the first six months of 2006 malicious users discovered 12 bugs in Safari, 47 bugs in Mozilla Firefox, and 38 bugs in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Mozilla on...
  • Firefox use growing around the world, study says

    07/13/2006 4:58:01 AM PDT · by Panerai · 17 replies · 690+ views
    Macworld ^ | 07/12/2006 | Todd Weiss, Computerworld
    After a brief period of little growth this spring, The Mozilla Foundation’s open-source Firefox Web browser is again gaining ground on Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer (IE). In its latest study on Web browser usage, Netherlands-based OneStat.com said Sunday that Firefox gained 1.14 percent in June and is now used by 12.93 percent of surfers. That’s up from 11.79 percent who used Firefox in May, while IE use declined by 2.12 percent to 83.05 percent. “We thought that Firefox growth had slowed down,” said Niels Brinkman, a co-founder of OneStat.com. “It seems it’s increasing again. That’s a little bit of a...
  • Firefox grabs 10% of browser market

    04/04/2006 4:44:28 PM PDT · by Panerai · 17 replies · 648+ views
    MacNN ^ | 04/04/2006
    Mozilla.org's open-source Firefox browser has grabbed 10 percent of the Web browser market. Data released yesterday by Web audience-measurement firm NetApplications.com show that just over 10 percent of users use the Firefox browser, up almost 2.5 percent from from February. Microsoft's Internet Explorer led all browsers with 84.7 percent of users in March, while Apple's Safari browser was third with 3.2 percent. Computerworld reports that "in the past year, Firefox has gained 3.3 percent share while introducing Version 1.5 of the browser with improved features. Internet Explorer has lost 3.9 percent as users wait for Internet Explorer 7, which boasts...
  • Tracking a Tall Tale (Bigfoot Safari???)

    04/03/2006 9:14:46 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 8 replies · 339+ views
    Canton Daily Ledger ^ | 1-04-06 | Bram Eisenthal
    Tracking a tall tale Bigfoot specialist inspires off-road safaris in the wilds of Vancouver Island BRAM EISENTHAL Special to The Globe and Mail SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C. -- They're as old as time, perhaps inhabitants of this planet longer than us. Some native North American tribes refer to them as naxnox, or supernatural beings, and have encountered them for centuries. Fishermen, loggers, hikers and day trippers claim to have seen them on occasion. We're talking about Sasquatch, Bigfoot or Wildman -- it doesn't matter what you call them, it appears they're here, living among us. Unless, that is, you think every...
  • Apple fixes Safari, other exploits

    03/01/2006 6:43:57 PM PST · by Panerai · 18 replies · 528+ views
    MacNN ^ | 03/01/2006
    Apple today released Security Update 2006-001 for both Mac OS X Panther and Mac OS X Tiger, which is recommended for all users and improves Safari by fixng four different security issues, including the 'extremely critical' Mac OS X zero-day exploit and three other exploits that could enable arbitrary code execution by a malicious user. It also fixes 13 other bugs in the following components: apache_mod_php, automount, Bom, Directory Services, iChat, IPSec, LaunchServices, LibSystem, loginwindow, Mail, rsync, and Syndication. Apple also said that its AES-128 encrypted FileVault disk images are now created with more restrictive operating system permissions and that...
  • Safari struck by Zip security warning (OS X security warning)

    02/21/2006 7:36:56 AM PST · by Senator Bedfellow · 66 replies · 935+ views
    Macworld ^ | February 21, 2006 | Macworld
    A new security vulnerability in Safari has been identified by security experts at Secunia. The company - which rates the flaw as “extremely critical” - says that the vulnerability was discovered by a source outside the company, Michael Lehn. It can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system, it warns. The vulnerability is caused due by an error in the processing of file association meta data (stored in the "__MACOSX" folder) in ZIP archives. “This can be exploited to trick users into executing a malicious shell script renamed to a safe file extension stored in a ZIP...
  • Shoot to Kill

    01/15/2006 10:02:46 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 713+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jan. 13, 2006 | Joshua Hammer
    Shoot to Kill Inside the hidden links between American big-game hunters and Zimbabwe’s Mugabe dictatorship. WEB EXCLUSIVE By Joshua Hammer Newsweek Updated: 5:58 p.m. ET Jan. 13, 2006 Jan. 13, 2006 - Jocelyn Chiwenga is not a woman to be taken lightly. The wife of Gen. Constantine Chiwenga, commander-in-chief of Zimbabwe’s army, Mrs. Chiwenga has earned a reputation in her own right as a vicious enforcer for President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Popular Front (ZANU-PF). In April 2002 she reportedly showed up at a farm outside Harare, the capital, with an armed gang and ordered the...
  • Apple fixes Safari in latest Security Update

    11/29/2005 6:35:26 PM PST · by Panerai · 11 replies · 317+ views
    Macworld ^ | 11/29/2005 | Jim Dalrymple
    Apple on Tuesday released Security Update 2005-009, which addresses issues with both Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Among the components affected in this release are apache_mod_ssl; CoreFoundation; CoreTypes; curl; iodbcadmin; OpenSSL; Safari;sudo; and syslog. The biggest changes for Mac OS X users are with the company’s Web browser software, Safari. In total, four separate issues have been fixed in this release. The first issue fixes a problem that affects Safari’s download directory, which is normally specified by the user. However, if a web site suggests an overlong filename for a download, it is possible for Safari to...
  • Safari is first browser to pass Acid2 test

    11/02/2005 2:29:58 PM PST · by Panerai · 28 replies · 824+ views
    MacNN ^ | 11/02/2005
    Apple's Safari Web browser became the first browser to pass the Acid2 test. Acid2 is a test page, written to help browser vendors ensure proper support for Web standards in their products. Safari's lead was followed by internal builds of iCab and Konqueror, which both passed the test. Currently, Safari is the only publicly available browser to pass Acid2. The latest preview of Opera reportedly comes close to meeting the strict standards, with only one outstanding bug.
  • GAP Brand sites (GAP, BR, Old Navy, Forthe & Towne) are now inaccessable to Mac/Safari users....

    10/05/2005 2:33:47 PM PDT · by Barney59 · 5 replies · 1,985+ views
    http://www.gap.com ^ | 10/5/2005 | Barney 59
    In a new (probably a coding screw-up) move, Gap Inc and their associate brand sites (Gap brands include Banana Republic, Old Navy, Gap, Gap Kids and their new brand: Forthe and Towne ) fail to allow Apple Safari users from loading. Users will only receive a continually reloading URL bar with blank pages. Mac users wanting to have access should contact custserv@gap.com and alert them to the problem!
  • Symantec: Mac users deluding themselves over security

    09/19/2005 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Panerai · 86 replies · 1,858+ views
    MacCentral ^ | 09/19/2005 | Matthew Broersma
    Mac users are “operating under a false sense of security”, according to Symantec, and Firefox users will have to recognize that the open-source browser is currently a greater security risk than Internet Explorer. Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, published Monday, found evidence that attackers are beginning to organize for attacks on the Mac operating system. Researchers also found that over the past six months, nearly twice as many vulnerabilities surfaced in Mozilla browsers as in Explorer. “It is now clear that the Mac OS is increasingly becoming a target for the malicious activity, contrary to popular belief that the...
  • Safari update improves support, stability

    08/29/2005 2:29:45 PM PDT · by Panerai · 12 replies · 231+ views
    MacNN ^ | Monday, August 29, 2005
    Apple today released updated versions of its Safari Web browser for both Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) and Panther (10.3). Safari 2.0.1 for Mac OS X Tiger improves website compatibility, application stability and support for 3rd party web applications. It requires Mac OS X 10.4.2 and is available as a free 4.5MB download from Apple. Safari 1.3.1 for Mac OS X Panther makes the same improvements as its Tiger counterpart. It requires Mac OS X 10.3.9, the final release of Panther, and is 3.8MB.
  • Don't Call it a Comeback! - Texas Safari Hopes!

    08/20/2005 5:31:57 PM PDT · by hombre_sincero · 11 replies · 370+ views
    TechCentral ^ | 8-19-05 | Jackson Kuhl
    A group of scientists has proposed to "re-wild" North America with elephants and lions, thereby replacing large megafauna that became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene about 12,000 years ago. The proposal's authors, led by Cornell University grad student Josh Donlan, include paleontologist Paul Martin, the father of the overkill hypothesis. Their commentary appears in the August 18 issue of Nature. Overkill theorizes that hunting by humans led to the extinction of large mammals like mammoths and mastodons as the last Ice Age drew to a close. Many overkill proponents also believe "reintroducing" similar species like African and Asian...
  • Survey: Mozilla browsers grab 8.69 percent share

    04/26/2005 5:25:01 PM PDT · by r5boston · 11 replies · 540+ views
    MacCentral ^ | 04/26/2005 | Peter Cohen
    Web analytics company OneStat.com reported Tuesday that Mozilla’s Web browsers, including Firefox, comprise 8.69 percent of the global market for Web browsers. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer dominates with 86.63 percent of the market, but Apple’s own Safari Web browser is in third, with 1.26 percent. Netscape makes up about 1.08 percent of the global market, according to OneStat.com, with Opera trailing the pack with about 1.03 percent. OneStat.com reports that Mozilla browser use has increased 0.24 percent since February, while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer usage has dropped 0.65 percent in the same time . By comparison, Apple Safari usage has increased 0.05...
  • Apple notes Java, Safari issues with 10.3.9

    04/19/2005 7:59:02 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies · 472+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Tue Apr 19, 1:02 PM ET | Peter Cohen MacCentral
    Apple noted in a knowledge base article posted to its Support Web site that some users who upgrade to the recently released Mac OS X v10.3.9 may experience issues with Java applications and Java-enabled sites when using Safari. Problems include Safari unexpectedly quitting, or standalone Java applications unexpectedly quitting or not being able to launch. Everything you need to know about multiplayer, network gaming, including etiquette tips and a LAN party gear checklist. Apple indicates that it may be necessary to install or re-install Java 1.4.2 Update 2 and Security Update 2005-002 in order to resolve the issue. Apple also...
  • MACINTOSH - Free Firefox browser is better than Safari

    04/01/2005 6:25:34 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 20 replies · 615+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | March 28, 2005 | By Al Fasoldt
    NEWHOUSE NEWS SERVICE - If your Mac is running OS X, you no doubt already know that Apple's operating system is immune to the Internet ailments that plague Windows, such as spyware, Web-page hijacking and, of course, Windows viruses. And you've probably had a chance to dump Microsoft's tired OS X browser, Internet Explorer, in favor of one the best Web browsers ever designed, Apple's superb Safari. But Safari has company. Firefox, the Web browser favored by millions of Windows users, is available in a version for OS X, as a free download from http://www.mozilla.org.I'm a big Safari fan, but...
  • Onestat.com: Firefox, Safari usage on the rise

    02/28/2005 10:06:52 AM PST · by r5boston · 10 replies · 585+ views
    Macworld ^ | February 28, 2005 | Peter Cohen
    Web analytics firm Onestat.com reported Monday that the global usage share of Mozilla's Web browsers and Apple's Safari Web browser continue to rise. The firm said that since November 2004 Mozilla usage has increased more than 1 percent to 8.45 percent thanks to the popularity of Firefox, and Safari increased 0.3 percent to 1.21 percent. For the same period, use of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser declined from 88.79 percent to 87.28 percent. Previous figures published by Onestat broke out Web browser usage by version; this new report consolidates all versions of Internet Explorer and refers to Mozilla Firefox specifically, rather...
  • New Phising attacks affects all browsers except IE

    02/08/2005 2:05:36 PM PST · by Syntyr · 19 replies · 1,778+ views
    Computerworld ^ | FEBRUARY 08, 2005 | Paul Roberts
    Experts: International domain names may pose threat The new trick is a variation of the 'homograph attack' The new trick is a variation of a known technique called the "homograph attack" and takes advantage of loopholes in the way some popular Web browsers display domain names that use non-English characters. It could allow malicious hackers and online identity-theft groups to trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive personal information, according to an advisory from The Shmoo Group, a hacker collective, and from Secunia. snip For example, attackers could register a Web domain "bloomberg.com," which looks identical to the popular business news...
  • Non-Microsoft Browsers Have Spoofing Flaw

    02/07/2005 11:29:30 AM PST · by KwasiOwusu · 212 replies · 3,548+ views
    Netcraft ^ | 2/7/2005 | Netcraft
    All non-Microsoft browers include a flaw that allows URL spoofing using Unicode characters, which can be exploited by phishing scams seeking to steal login information for online banking accounts. The spoofing flaw, which is demonstrated on the web site of the Shmoo Group, works in the Firefox, Mozilla and Opera browsers, as well as the Safari browser for Macs. The spoof exploits flaws in how the browsers interpret Unicode characters. A link using Unicode characters to replace the letter "a" in "Paypal" will display as www.paypal.com in the browser, but send users to www.xn--pypal-4ve.com - which then displays "www.paypal.com" in...
  • Stripper Wins Damages After Tiger Attack

    01/29/2005 12:01:40 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 1,678+ views
    reuters ^ | 1-28-05
    Stripper Wins Damages After Tiger Attack Fri Jan 28, 3:13 PM ET Oddly Enough - Reuters TORONTO (Reuters) - A stripper mauled by a tiger in an Ontario safari park has won C$800,000 ($650,000) in damages because her scars meant she could no longer work, Canadian media said on Friday. Jennifer-Anne Cowles was driving through the park nearly nine years ago with her then boyfriend when a tiger jumped into their car and tried to drag them away. The two insisted their windows had been shut when the tiger charged, although the park had challenged that. The judge accepted the...
  • FireFox continues gains against IE

    01/22/2005 1:46:33 PM PST · by r5boston · 47 replies · 1,285+ views
    Cnet.com ^ | 01/21/2005 | Jim Hu
    From the beginning of December through mid-January, 4.78 percent of Internet surfers studied by online measurement company WebSideStory used the Mozilla Foundation's FireFox browser, a gain of 0.88 percentage points. At the same time, IE usage declined 0.7 percent to 92.7 percent, the firm reported. WebSideStory said IE use has declined from 96.7 percent since June.
  • Today's Joke Cartoon: Pajamahadeen & Dan Rather

    11/28/2004 2:33:47 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 7 replies · 598+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 11/28/2004 | IPWGOP
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  • Two women killed by giraffe in head-on collision

    10/17/2004 7:45:48 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 45 replies · 2,804+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | October 13, 2004 | Gavin du Venage
    Women killed by giraffeBy Gavin du Venage October 13, 2004 Giraffes... not to be messed with NOBODY expects to be terminated by a giraffe. Tourists in South Africa have been eaten by lions, leopards and crocodiles, trampled by elephants and buffalo, gored by rhinos and crushed by hippos. This happens so often that wildlife officials sometimes refer to local reserves as Jurassic Park. But there was a first in the "when animals attack" genre last week when two women on a slow drive in the north-west corner of the Kruger National Park, a wilderness as large as Belgium, fell victim...
  • Recent Internet Explorer Patch Failed To Fix Security Hole

    09/29/2003 7:12:05 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 38 replies · 302+ views
    InternetWeek ^ | September 29, 2003 | Gregg Keizer
    A patch issued last month for a critical vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser leaves any user surfing the Web open to a wide variety of attacks, a security analyst said Monday. The problem stems from August 20 when Microsoft released patches for Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, 6.0, and version 6.0 for Windows Server 2003 that it said would fix an Object Type vulnerability, which could allow an attacker to run malicious code on a PC if the user navigated to the attacker's Web site. The original patch can be downloaded using Microsoft's WindowUpdate Service, or from the...
  • Caption This Photo of Bush in Africa

    07/11/2003 11:12:10 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 37 replies · 528+ views
    Hmmm....