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March 26, 2015
by sjvn01
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Most popular US web browsers, according to the federal government

We finally have some clear, objective data on which web browsers and operating systems are the most popular in the United States. Thanks to the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), we now know that over the last 90 days, … Continue reading

March 23, 2015
by sjvn01
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Pwn2Own 2015: The year every web browser went down

Once more the major web browser vendors brought in their latest and best versions of their web browsers to CanSecWest 2015 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia for HP Security Research and Google Project Zero‘s Pwn2Own hacking contest. This year, the … Continue reading

March 20, 2015
by sjvn01
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The best Chromebook ever: Google’s 2015 Pixel

I didn’t just buy Google’s new Chromebook Pixel. No, I bought the high-end model with the 5th-generation, 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-5500U processor with 16GBs of memory and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for $1,299. And, I’m not the only … Continue reading

February 6, 2015
by sjvn01
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Fed up with Adobe Flash? Make it safer

We’re addicted to Adobe Flash, and it’s time to break the habit. In the last three months, multiple Flash security holes have been found and exploited. In the last two weeks alone, security expert Brian Krebs has reported that Adobe … Continue reading