Posts tagged as: Web Browsers

Mozilla Enabling Click to Play By Default for All Firefox Plug-ins

Mozilla, maker of Firefox, has confirmed that the company will enable Click to Play for all users from March 31, 2014. In a post on Mozilla’s security blog, the company said that it “strongly [encourages] site authors to phase out their use of plugins” due to new Web technologies that make plugins less essential and […]

Google Puts UP $2 Million Prize – If You Can Hack Chrome Browser

Google is putting $2 million up for grabs if hackers can exploit the Chrome web browser. The Pwnium 2 contest, to be held on October 10 at the 10th anniversary Hack In The Box security conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, following two successful hacks being demonstrated at the CanSecWest conference earlier this year. The $2 […]

Google Chrome Unseats IE as Most Popular Web Browser

According to data from Statcounter Google Chrome took its position as the Web’s most used browser last week, surpassing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE). The firm’s latest figures show that Chrome’s line of usage creeped to overtake IE’s for the first week ever, with Firefox, Safari and Opera completing the top five respectively. Statcounter’s findings give […]

Apple Issues Security Updates for Safari – Taking it to Version 5.04

Apple has issued security updates for its Safari 5 web browser. The update affecting Safari 5 for Mac and Windows fixes more than 60 flaws and upgrades the web browser to version 5.0.4. Unlike most other computing firms, including Microsoft and Adobe, Apple does not assign severity levels to the vulnerabilities discovered in its products. […]

Firefox Plans to Switch to Faster Update Model

Mozilla will change the way it handles updates of its Firefox browser, opting to take a Google Chrome-like approach. This means releasing relatively small updates as soon as they’re available rather than waiting to release them as part of a larger update, Mozilla VP of product Jay Sullivan told PCPro. Firefox 4 is the last […]

Firefox 4 Shipping in Late February

Mozilla senior director of platform engineering, Damon Sicore has announced that Firefox 4 is in the final stages of development. According to Sicore’s post on Mozilla’s developer mailing list, there remains around a 160 significant bugs left in the software, or what are referred to as “hard blockers”. A release candidate version will be made […]

Mozilla Makes Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate Available

Mozilla has published a release candidate for the Firefox 3.5 browser that is downloadable from the Mozilla Web site. The browser upgrade features improvements in performance, compatibility, and speed. A key feature is the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, offering better performance and stability, Mozilla said. The general release is due at the end of this month, […]

Blackbird Reaches 100K Milestone

Blackbird, the only browser designed for the African American consumer, celebrated its growing community with its 100,000th download. Launched in December 2008, Blackbird offers relevant information to anyone interested in African American culture. “It’s been a whirlwind since Blackbird was released to the general public, with more than 100,000 people downloading the application in only […]

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