Security researcher Charlie Miller has shown how he can hack into a MacBook notebook in a matter of seconds, via a Safari exploit that currently remains unaddressed. The demonstration was part of Pwn2Own 2009, a competition in which hackers attempt to break various platforms in the fastest time possible, taking away both a prize fund (in Miller's case $10,000) and the machine they hacked.
It was great to see Firefox’s success in the browser war. While IE still dominates the market, Firefox has been chipping away IE’s shares. Now come Google Chrome which many have reported it would be hitting gold release soon. According to TechCrunch, the reason why Google is pushing Chrome to final release milestone is to be able to get PC Vendors to bundle the browser in their systems - as many of them would not accept incomplete software.
The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 will bring many new features that we have been asking for, including multifingered gesture support for Mac users. In October, Mozilla's Eddie Lee created an experimental version that allowed Mac users to have limited gesture controls, now it has been made official.
As we suspected, Mozilla announced the availability of the new Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 this afternoon. This version is available on Mozilla’s Beta download page in 55 different languages. The 3.1 Beta 2 exceeds any previous expectations that we had as far as added features.
Mozilla will release an alpha-build of their new Firefox Mobile browser by the end of next week, initially only for the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. The software, codenamed Fennec, is intended for preliminary code checking with a touchscreen-centric device, according to Jay Sullivan, Mozilla vice president of mobile, and precedes a Windows Mobile version that will drop "in a few months". As well as the multifunction search & address 'awesome bar', Firefox for Mobile will support swipe-gestures for calling up control and contextual menus, and use the same Gecko rendering engine as the desktop version of Firefox.
FireFox 3 will be release tomorrow and Mozilla team is planning to set a Guinness World Record for most downloaded software in 24 hours with this release. So far, 1,361,323 million people around the world have pledged to download FireFox 3 during its 24 hour “download day”. You have to complete the download to be accounted to the download counter.
C is for Cookie that’s good enough for me! Alright, so here is what is going on, there are 9 separate consumer and privacy groups that have asked the FTC (Federal Trade Commision) to make a “do not track” list of servers that give off cookies that they can block.
I have two issues with this, first off, you can already do this on your own, I know you can in FireFox, I just checked, you uncheck the box that says “accept cookies” and then you add exception for the sites like your bank and stuff where you need cookies, whammo, done. Second is, cookies are a necessary evil, they allow sites to target what adds you see, which causes you to click on those adds occasionally, which in the long run makes a lot of people various amounts of money.