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Browser makers spell out anti-POODLE plans

The top three browser makers announced yesterday how they will deal with the design flaw in SSL 3.0 after researchers revealed that their "POODLE" attack method can steal encrypted information and pilfer browser session cookies.


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Microsoft slates critical Windows, IE fixes for next week

Microsoft \will release nine security updates next week, with fixes slated for Internet Explorer, Windows, SharePoint Server and Web app developer tools.

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Build better HTML5 UIs with Mozilla's latest Brick library

Brick 2.0 creates customizable Web UI elements via features in HTML5

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5 developer features IE still lacks (and 6 it might add someday)

Some HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript features used in other browsers still haven't landed in Internet Explorer, to its detriment

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Mozilla Rust language approaches 1.0 milestone

Mozilla project expands beyond browser engines to support concurrency and quick systems programming

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Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed, ease of use and more

Do you like your browser fast, easy on system resources, or simple to use? We tested Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, and found surprising differences on these measures.

How Google tiff with certificate authorities can impact you

Certificate authorities want Google to give websites more time to make security changes before issuing warnings through the Chrome browser

Microsoft's new Update Tuesday looks a whole lot like the old Black Tuesday

This month's truly gargantuan update includes a couple worthwhile new Windows features -- hardly the rapid delivery of new features that Microsoft touted

Internet Explorer steals the Patch Tuesday spotlight again

There are four new security bulletins from Microsoft this month, including one critical update that addresses a zero-day flaw

Comcast's open Wi-Fi hotspots inject ads into your browser

By injecting JavaScript ads into your browser, Comcast could be creating unintended security vulnerabilities

IE users in no rush to discard old versions despite Microsoft's support-stoppage mandate

Nearly 70 percent of current IE users must upgrade to a newer IE -- or switch browsers -- in the next 16 months, before support will end

Latest Firefox version adds protection against rogue SSL certificates

Firefox 32 has implemented a feature known as certificate key pinning

Mozilla presses forward with new revenue plan, debuts ads in Firefox preview

Mozilla has added small ads to the new tab page of Firefox's roughest-edged Nightly build

Chrome sings 'When I'm 64' on Windows

Google promotes 64-bit browser to polished, 'Stable' channel; trumpets faster speed, better stability

Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things

A study of 48,000 Chrome extensions uncovers ad fraud, data theft, and other misdeeds

Black Tuesday: Microsoft offers massive IE patch rollup but no ActiveX blocks

Initial reports also include puzzling behavior for some Start menu Taskbars, patches for some Surface tablets, and an underwhelming Win 8.1 'Update 2'

Microsoft slashes IE support, sets 'huge' edict for Jan. 2016

Company makes another move that will complicate the lives of its best customers: enterprises

IE plays security catch-up, will block outdated Java plug-ins

Next week's update to IE8 through IE11 will introduce a new warning when users try to run an outmoded Java ActiveX control

Google ships 64-bit Chrome for OS X

Google has touted the 64-bit version as more stable and faster than its 32-bit predecessor

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