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Browser Security

Internet Explorer 9 SmartScreen Filter

by Shanmuga
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Microsoft included SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer from version 8. It is a feature that helps in detecting malicious Websites and programs, so that the users can avoid socially engineered malware phishing websites and online fraud. It warns you, when you are about to visit a malicious Website or when you try to download a […]

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Web Browsers File Download Security Warnings

by Shanmuga
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Regular readers of this Website will be aware that before downloading any file they should ask themselves these questions: Did you actually request this file by clicking a link on a Website, or did the alert appear without any action on your part? Do you trust the website providing the file? Do you know what […]

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Antivirus software often foxed by malicious URLs

by Shanmuga

"Many malicious URLs are now invisible to URL filters and antivirus software alike, a web security company has found after conducting its own tests.

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Chromium browser remixed as a security Dragon

by Shanmuga

"Windows security software vendor Comodo has added its contribution to the short list of Chromium-based browser remixes that have sprung up in the wake of Google Chrome’s success. Best known for its firewall software, Comodo’s Chromium browser is called Dragon, and it promises better security features than those available in Google Chrome. It is the […]

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A Security Wish List for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

by Shanmuga

"Just what is in store for Internet Explorer 9 from a security perspective remains unknown. But in light of Microsoft’s announcement, some security pros shared their thoughts with eWEEK about what they would like to see in the upcoming version of the Web browser.

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Firefox 3.6 locks out rogue add-ons

by Shanmuga

"Mozilla will add a new lockdown feature to Firefox 3.6 that will prevent developers from sneaking add-ons into the program, the company said. The new feature, which Mozilla dubbed "component directory lockdown," will bar access to Firefox’s "components" directory, where most of the browser’s own code is stored. The company has billed the move as […]

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Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Windows Internet Explorer 8, the new Web browser that offers the best solution for how people use the Web. Internet Explorer 8 is easier to use, faster and offers leading-edge security features in direct response to people’s increasing concerns about online safety. A new study commissioned by Microsoft and […]

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Serious bug opens major browsers to phishing attack

by Shanmuga

"Here’s how an attack would work: The bad guys would hack a legitimate website and plant HTML code that looks like a pop-up security alert window. The pop-up would then ask the victim to enter password and login information, and possibly answer other security questions used by the banks to verify the identity of their […]

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Firefox 3.0.4 fixes several security issues

by Shanmuga

Mozilla today released Firefox 3.04 which addresses many several security issues among other bug fixes and exhancements. The update fixes the following critical issues:

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Firefox hits record market share

by Shanmuga

"Firefox has been playing with the 20% market share mark for some time now. Back in July we reported that the browser has begun jumping over 20% on several days and this trend has solidified since then. In October, Firefox’ average market share as measured by Net Applications was 19.97%, up 0.51 points from 19.46% […]

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Mozilla adds 900 fixes and upgrades Firefox 3 beta

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"Mozilla released the latest beta of Firefox 3, including some 900 bug fixes and highlighting for users that it is for testing purposes only. The release comes less than a week after Microsoft showed off the next version of its browser – Internet Explorer 8 – at its annual Mix show for developers.

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Mozilla raises Firefox security bar

by Shanmuga

"Firefox 3.0’s new anti-malware blocker, a tool that prevents some malicious pages from loading, is the browser upgrade’s most important new security feature, Mozilla Corp.’s head of engineering said today.

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Firefox 3 beta 3 polishes rough edges

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"Mozilla has announced the official release of the third Firefox 3 beta, which includes many user interface improvements and a handful of new features. Firefox 3 is rapidly approaching completion, and much of the work that remains to be done is primarily in the category of fit and finish. There will likely only be one […]

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Mozilla Dismisses New Firefox Flaw Warning

by Shanmuga

"Published reports of an information leakage vulnerability affecting fully patched versions of the open-source Firefox browser have been greatly exaggerated, according to Mozilla chief evangelist Mike Shaver.

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Mozilla patches 11 Firefox bugs

by Shanmuga

"Mozilla Corp. late yesterday patched Firefox to quash 11 bugs, including one from three weeks ago that posed a threat to users who had installed any of the more than 600 add-ons for the open-source browser. Firefox 2.0.0.12 fixed four vulnerabilities that Mozilla ranked "critical," one it pegged "high" and three each rated as "moderate" […]

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Mozilla confirms Firefox proof of concept information leak vulnerability

by Shanmuga

"Mozilla’s security chief Window Snyder has confirmed a proof of concept information leak flaw in Firefox–even fully patched versions. Snyder confirmed the issue in a blog post. The proof of concept vulnerability was highlighted by researcher Gerry Eisenhaur on Jan. 19. In a nutshell, Firefox leaks information that can allow an attacker to load any […]

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