The recent detection of additional, severe security flaws in Internet
Explorer is apparently helping drive record downloads of Opera 8.51, the
latest version of Opera's award-winning Web browser - which, since its debut
less than one week ago, has been downloaded by more than one million people.
"It's clear that consumers want a safer online experience, particularly
during the busiest online shopping season of the year," said Opera Software's
CEO Jon von Tetzchner (pictured).
"We do everything we can to keep our users safe," he continued. "That means
introducing innovations such as the yellow security bar and constantly
reviewing and testing our browser for vulnerabilities. These are necessary
steps to stay ahead of the most advanced cyber criminals."
Already the safest browsing option available according to what von Tetzchner
calls independent tests, Opera 8.51 - he s... (more)
Arkeia Corporation has announced that its Arkeia Network Backup solution now
supports the recently released Mac OS X Tiger operating system. Arkeia also
offers hot backup plug-ins to safeguard MySQL and LDAP data applications
operating in Macintosh environments.
The Arkeia Mac OS X client performs backup of all files, including documents
and applications, as well as important system files such as the Netinfo
database. In addition, users can preserve privilege information and special
file system features like Mac OS resource forks and Finder attributes. The
Arkeia backup solution... (more)
The loss of life and destruction of property wrought by Hurricane Katrina has
been utterly devastating. Unfortunately, now there is another after-effect to
worry about, says the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA): online
criminals are already taking advantage of generous individuals who are
looking to donate online to disaster relief efforts.
The FBI is currently investigating hundreds of Web sites posing as online
charities to lure in potential donors and obtain their financial information.
In addition, there are reports of phony e-mails from fake charities being
used to sp... (more)
Web Security Journal: There's been a flurry of discussion this week among
Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new
communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main
issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the
WebSocket (WS) protocol?
John Fallows: When surfing the Web, our browsers may communicate with Web
servers via HTTP proxies that deliver many benefits, such as providing
previously cached Web content more efficiently than repeatedly contacting the
target server. These proxies may be either ex... (more)
- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C.
- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow
politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview.
"FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and
should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the
New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours.
This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run
this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one
single p... (more)