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Chrome OS security holes found, patched

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

Linux is very secure. Google’s Linux-based Chrome OS, with its auto-updating and security sandboxing, is even more secure. But, neither is perfect. At Google’s own Pwnium hacking contest and HP Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, three new sets of security problems were found in Chrome OS… and then immediately patched. Chrome OS […]

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Tags: Business · Google · Infrastructure · Internet · Laptop · Linux · Network · Operating System · Security · Web browser

Google free public DNS services were briefly corrupted

March 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Without the Domain Name System (DNS), we’re all lost on the Internet. DNS provides the service that translates our human readable Web addresses such as google.com to their real, but mysterious Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses, such as 8.8.8.8 or IPv6′s 2001:4860:4860::8888. The problem with this master yellow pages directory to the Internet is […]

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Tags: Business · Google · Internet · Network · Network Services · Security

Crash, bang, boom: Down go all the major browsers at Pwn2Own

March 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

If there was ever any doubt that security is a process and not a product, the results of HP Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own hacking contest will lay those doubts to rest. All the major Web browsers—Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), and Safari—were cracked by the end of the two day competition. Crash, bang, […]

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Tags: Apple · Business · Google · HP · Microsoft · Mozilla · Network · Security · Web browser

Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Google just got serious—really serious—about taking on Microsoft Office, and Office 365 in particular. In a blog posting on March 10th Prajesh Parekh, a Google marketing lead, wrote “we’re offering a $15 referral bonus for each new Google Apps user you refer.” Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals. More>

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Tags: Applications · Business · Google · Network · Office Software · Web Services

Browser trench warfare: Early 2014 report

March 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

As usual, NetMarketShare has Internet Explorer (IE) as the most popular Web browser with a global marketshare of 58.19 percent in February 2014. That represents a minute decrease from January’s 58.21 percent. Its rival Web browser measurement company, StatCounter, on the other hand, has Chrome as king of the world on the browser mountain with […]

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Tags: Apple · Business · Desktop · Google · Infrastructure · Microsoft · Mozilla · Network · Web browser