Mozilla Urges 27 Million Firefox Users to Download Anti-Phishing Update
"One of the most important measures to counter phishing attacks is the use of
security certificates," said Christen Krogh, Opera Software's Vice President
of Engineering, last week as Opera released the second Beta version of its
next browser, which includes an answer to the recent security debate over Web
In this beta, the browser displays security information inside the address
bar, located next to the padlock icon that indicates the level of security
present on a site.
The small, yellow security bar appears on secure sites and displays the name
of the organization that owns the certificate. By clicking on the bar the
user has access to more information about the validity of the certificate.
These anti-spoof measures help users make educated decisions about a site's
validity and... (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)
"During a natural disaster of this scale, it is critical for corporations,
individuals and governments to join forces to help those affected to overcome
the disaster," said George Samenuk (pictured), chairman and CEO of McAfee,
Inc, as McAfee announced its immediate support for the relief efforts of
Hurricane Katrina with an initial company donation of $50,000 and also
announced its intention to match funds through a global employee contribution
The McAfee Grant will be used to help support the immediate humanitarian
relief efforts and will support the American... (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)
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 a... (more)