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March 7, 2013
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Pwn2Own: Down go all the browsers

In the eternal war between crackers and security professionals, the hackers have won the latest battle. At the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada, the HP Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own competition has ended its first day of competition and … Continue reading

September 30, 2012
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Adobe Flash: I’m not dead yet!

Yes, we all hate Flash. Even Adobe’s not that crazy about Flash anymore. Too bad. There’s still no replacement for it. HTML5 video you say? What about it? There’s nothing magical about it.  HTML5’s video tag doesn’t define which the … Continue reading

May 24, 2012
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There’s trouble with three major Linux desktop application developers

The Linux desktop has long had most of the apps anyone could ever really need. Sure, it doesn’t have some specific applications, like Adobe Photoshop or Quicken, but it had other apps. Such as Gimp for Photoshop and GNUCash for … Continue reading

January 13, 2011
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Google removing H.264 from Chrome does nothing to HMTL5

In some technology circles, you’d think Google was proposing throwing cats into a wood-chipper from the way some people are reacting to Google’s announcement that it was focusing its support on its own open VP8/WebM and Theora video codecs, and … Continue reading