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Entries Tagged as 'Web browser'

Mozilla hires new CEO who will focus on Firefox OS

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox Web browser, has been searching for a new CEO since Gary Kovacs, who came on-board in 2010, decided to leave almost a year ago. Mozilla has finally picked a new leader, former CTO Brendan Eich. With him comes change. Mozilla’s job number one will not be its Web […]

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Tags: Business · Infrastructure · Linux · Mozilla · Network · Operating System · SmartPhone · Web browser

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

25 Years: How the Web began

March 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

When I was a young man, we had it rough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o’clock at night and lick the road clean with our tongue. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when […]

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Tags: Internet · Network · Web browser · Web Services

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

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