Web Browsers - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1925 en Review: 8 secure browser alternatives to Chrome, IE, and Firefox http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/review-8-secure-browser-alternatives-chrome-ie-and-firefox-240483?source=rss_web_browsers <p>The Web browser has been a major infection vector for years, allowing malware to be transported to millions of computers through phishing, man-in-the-middle, SQL injection and countless other attacks. But what if there was a way to stop this madness and secure the browsing channel itself?</p> Applications Security Web Browsers Web Security IDG Insider Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 240483 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft extends its JavaScript framework to rivals http://www.infoworld.com/t/javascript/microsoft-extends-its-javascript-framework-rivals-239803?source=rss_web_browsers <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/open_sign_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft extends its JavaScript framework to rivals" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>With the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/microsoft-open-sources-windows-library-javascript-239758">open-sourcing of its Windows Library for JavaScript</a> (WinJS) this week, Microsoft is looking to get the technolog</p> Application Development Microsoft JavaScript Open Source Software Web Browsers Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:55:19 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239803 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft open-sources Windows Library for JavaScript http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/microsoft-open-sources-windows-library-javascript-239758?source=rss_web_browsers <p><span style="line-height: 1.55em;">Potentially helping developers more quickly build cross-platform applications, Microsoft is releasing as open source its WinJS JavaScript library for building Windows-styled controls.</span></p> <p>Now that the library is open source, developers can use it to build and design Windows-like Web applications for other browsers and platforms, including Chrome, Firefox, Android, and iOS.</p> Application Development Open Source Software Microsoft JavaScript Web Services Web Browsers Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 239758 at http://www.infoworld.com Ad tracking: Is anything being done? http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/ad-tracking-anything-being-done-239629?source=rss_web_browsers <p>How do you feel about your Web-browsing activity being tracked?</p> <p>During a visit to any given website -- including this one -- the average user's browser may execute a dozen or more tracking scripts, each with its own associated tracking cookie, stored on the user's computer. This enables website publishers and ad distribution networks to record a visitor's online activity and then serve up "interest-based" or "behaviorally targeted" ads -- customized messaging based on that activity.</p> Security Internet Privacy Web Browsers Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:00:09 +0000 admin 239629 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple patches Safari's Pwn2Own vulnerability, two-dozen other critical bugs http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/apple-patches-safaris-pwn2own-vulnerability-two-dozen-other-critical-bugs-239630?source=rss_web_browsers <p>Apple on Tuesday patched the security vulnerability in Safari that was successfully exploited at last month's Pwn2Own hacking contest, where a team cracked the browser to win $65,000.</p> <p>The Cupertino, Calif. company seeded <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6181" target="_blank">updates</a> for both Safari 6 and Safari 7 yesterday, promoting the former to version 6.1.3 and the latter to 7.0.3.</p> Security Apple Application Security Mac Software Patch Management Web Browsers Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:59:33 +0000 admin 239630 at http://www.infoworld.com 3 ways Brendan Eich can move Mozilla beyond browsers http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/3-ways-brendan-eich-can-move-mozilla-beyond-browsers-238999?source=rss_web_browsers <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/firefox_question_hp.jpg" alt="3 ways Brendan Eich can move Mozilla beyond browsers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>On Monday, Mozilla's co-founder <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/javascript/brendan-eich-web-development-tough-developers-are-tougher-238284">Brendan Eich</a>, also known as the inventor of JavaScript, <a href="http://www.infoworld. Internet HTML5 Web Browsers Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238999 at http://www.infoworld.com JavaScript founder Brendan Eich takes over as Mozilla CEO http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/javascript-founder-brendan-eich-takes-over-mozilla-ceo-239015?source=rss_web_browsers <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Brendan_Eich.jpg" alt="Mozilla's new direction is services, not just browsers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><p align="right"><em>Credit: Drew McLellan</em></p></div> <p>JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich has been named CEO of Mozilla, the company he co-founded and where he already had been working as CTO.</p> Application Development Mozilla Web Browsers Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:24:57 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239015 at http://www.infoworld.com Firefox's UI face-lift on track for April debut http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/firefoxs-ui-face-lift-track-april-debut-238932?source=rss_web_browsers <p>Mozilla is on track to debut the new "Australis" user interface (UI) for Firefox next month after promoting the UI to its beta build last week.</p> <p>Australis, the first visual overhaul of Firefox since March 2011, was added to the "Beta" channel of Firefox 29 on March 20. Mozilla uses a three-stage development process that ships Aurora, Beta and Release versions of each version of Firefox, with six weeks separating Aurora and Beta, another six between Beta and Release.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:52:07 +0000 admin 238932 at http://www.infoworld.com Metro Firefox was doomed from the get-go http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/metro-firefox-was-doomed-the-get-go-238471?source=rss_web_browsers <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11NNfirefox-hp.jpg" alt="Metro Firefox was doomed from the get-go" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>On Friday, Mozilla VP Johnathan Nightingale dropped an unexpected bomb: Despite the fact that Mozilla had released a new beta version of Metro Firefox <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/firefox-beta-brings-touch-friendly-web-browsing-to-windows Applications Microsoft Windows Firefox Mozilla Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:07 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238471 at http://www.infoworld.com Happy Web day! 25 websites for 25 years http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/143576/happy-web-day-25-websites-25-years-238205?source=rss_web_browsers <!--paging_filter-->On the Web's 25th anniversary, look back on those early websites, when a plaintext version of a home page was mandatory and 56K dial-up was as good as it got for many of us<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the Web&#039;s 25th anniversary, look back on those early websites, when a plaintext version of a home page was mandatory and 56K dial-up was as good as it got for many of us </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/143576 </div> </div> </div> Internet Web Browsers Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 238205 at http://www.infoworld.com IE11 still zaps Windows 7 gadgets http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/ie11-still-zaps-windows-7-gadgets-237507?source=rss_web_browsers <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/internet_explorer_galaxy_hp.jpg" alt="IE11 still zaps Windows 7 gadgets" width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Over the weekend, a longtime Windows user wrote to me with a problem I thought Microsoft had fixed ages ago.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows 7 Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:28:43 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237507 at http://www.infoworld.com 50 tips and tricks for Chrome power users http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/50-tips-and-tricks-chrome-power-users-237112?source=rss_web_browsers <p>Google's Chrome browser is full of shortcuts, hidden functions, and tweaks that can save you time and improve your workflow. All you have to do is carve out a few minutes and learn how to take advantage of 'em.</p> <p>So read on -- and get ready to transform the way you use your browser.</p> Applications Google Chrome Web Browsers Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 237112 at http://www.infoworld.com Internet Explorer 'SnowMan' zero-day spreading: Use alternative or patch with KB 2934088 http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/internet-explorer-snowman-zero-day-spreading-use-alternative-or-patch-kb-2934088-237200?source=rss_web_browsers <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/internet_explorer_galaxy_hp.jpg" alt="Internet Explorer 'SnowMan' zero-day spreading: Use alternative or patch with KB 2934088" width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Two weeks ago <a href="http://www.fireeye.com/blog/uncategorized/2014/02/operation-snowman-deputydog-actor-compromises-us-veterans-of-foreign-wars-website.html" target="_blank">FireEye discove Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Malware Patch Management Web Browsers Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:15:27 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237200 at http://www.infoworld.com Major SSL flaw found in iOS, OS X http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/major-ssl-flaw-found-in-ios-os-x-236889?source=rss_web_browsers <p>Security researchers revealed late Friday that iOS's validation of SSL encryption had a coding error that bypassed a key validation step in the Web protocol for secure communications. As a result, communications sent over unsecured Wi-Fi hot spots could be intercepted and read while unencrypted, potentially exposing user password, bank data, and other sensitive data to hackers via man-in-the-middle attacks. Secured Wi-Fi networks, such as home and business networks with encryption enabled, are not affected.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Security Apple Mac OS X Application Security iOS Encryption Hacking Web Browsers Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:00:48 +0000 Galen Gruman 236889 at http://www.infoworld.com Google makes good on threat, flips 'kill switch' on some Chrome add-ons http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/google-makes-good-threat-flips-kill-switch-some-chrome-add-ons-236761?source=rss_web_browsers <p>Google today upgraded Chrome to version 33, fulfilling its promise to block more add-ons in the Windows browser and quashing 28 bugs.</p> <p>The promotion of the new tools and features to Chrome's "Stable" channel, one of three that the Mountain View, Calif. company maintains, had been trumpeted previously, and baked into rougher builds.</p> Applications Security Google Google Chrome Patch Management Web Browsers Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:40:37 +0000 admin 236761 at http://www.infoworld.com If you use IE9 or IE10, Security Advisory 2934088 says get patched now http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/if-you-use-ie9-or-ie10-security-advisory-2934088-says-get-patched-now-236739?source=rss_web_browsers <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/internet_explorer_galaxy_hp.jpg" alt="If you use IE9 or IE10, Security Advisory 2934088 says get patched now" width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you were following the news last week, you know that the VFW website was hacked.</p> Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Microsoft Windows Patch Management Web Browsers Vulnerability Assessment Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:44:33 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236739 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft delivers stopgap defense against active IE10 attacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-delivers-stopgap-defense-against-active-ie10-attacks-236727?source=rss_web_browsers <p>Microsoft on Wednesday issued a stopgap defense that protects Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and IE10 against ongoing attacks until the company issues a patch, probably in three weeks.</p> Applications Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Malware Patch Management Web Browsers Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:28:10 +0000 admin 236727 at http://www.infoworld.com One-third of Internet Explorer users at risk from active attacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/one-third-of-internet-explorer-users-risk-active-attacks-236411?source=rss_web_browsers <p>Microsoft late Thursday said that both Internet Explorer 10 and its predecessor, IE9, were under attack by hackers exploiting an unpatched flaw in the browsers.</p> <p>The extension of the vulnerability to IE9 followed confirmation earlier yesterday that <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246328/IE10_under_attack_as_hackers_exploit_zero_day_bug" target="_blank">active attacks are compromising the newer IE10</a> and hijacking PCs running the browser.</p> Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Malware Web Browsers Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:48:56 +0000 admin 236411 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla plans to place ads in new Firefox tabs http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/mozilla-plans-place-ads-in-new-firefox-tabs-236201?source=rss_web_browsers <p>Mozilla is going to show advertising to Firefox users to increase its sources of revenue that now mainly comes from Google, the company said Wednesday.</p> <p>Firefox will show sponsored links in some of the nine tiles users see when they open a blank new tab in the browser, said Darren Herman, Mozilla's VP of Content Services in <a href="https://blog.mozilla.org/advancingcontent/2014/02/11/publisher-transformation-with-users-at-the-center/" target="_blank">a blog post</a>. Other tiles will continue to show frequently or recently used sites.</p> Applications The Industry Standard Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Technology Business Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:45:55 +0000 admin 236201 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft adds critical IE, XP fixes to Tuesday's patch slate http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-adds-critical-ie-xp-fixes-tuesdays-patch-slate-236081?source=rss_web_browsers <p>Microsoft on Monday unexpectedly added two more critical security updates to the list it will deliver tomorrow, including one for all versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) and another that will affect the soon-to-be-retired Windows XP.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Web Browsers Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:05:43 +0000 admin 236081 at http://www.infoworld.com