Tag Archives: Chrome

More Than One-Fourth of Google Chrome Extensions Contain Vulnerabilities

And it doesn’t even have AdBlock Plus!

A review of 100 Google Chrome extensions, including the 50 most popular selections, found that 27 percent of them contain one or more vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers either via the Web or unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots.

via More Than One-Fourth of Google Chrome Extensions Contain Vulnerabilities – Dark Reading.

Internet Explorer Leads on Malware Security

Is it possible, that we will, one day, choose IE for its security features?

A malware security report by NSS Labs found Windows Internet Explorer 9 beta caught an “exceptional” 99 percent of the live threats, leading the non-IE pack by 80 percent. Mozilla Firefox 3.6 caught 19 percent of the live threats, down 10 percent from the NSS Labs test conducted in the first quarter of 2010. IE9’s protection includes SmartScreen URL filtering, which is included in IE8 as well as SmartScreen application reputation, which is new to IE9.

via Internet Explorer Leads on Malware Security: Report – Midmarket – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.