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March 18, 2014
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Chrome OS security holes found, patched

Chrome OS security holes found, patched

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 … Continue reading

March 14, 2014
by sjvn01
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Crash, bang, boom: Down go all the major browsers at Pwn2Own

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 … Continue reading

March 7, 2014
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Browser trench warfare: Early 2014 report

Browser trench warfare: Early 2014 report

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 … Continue reading