Browsing Author: Ryan Naraine

Apple Safari finally gets a malware blocker

Categories: Web Security

After years of lagging behind on important security features, Apple has finally added a malware-blocker, a phishing filter and support for EV (extended validation) certificates into the latest refresh of its Safari Web browser.

The malware roadblock headlines a list of Safari 4 security features that also includes cookie blocking, private browsing, secure encryption, safe downloads and parental controls.

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Pwn2Own 2009: Browsers and smart phones are targets

Categories: Vulnerabilities

TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative has released the rules for this year’s CanSecWest PWN2OWN contest, which will target unpatched flaws in Web browsers and mobile devices.

Among the target list this year: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8, Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome, Windows Mobile, Google Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and Symbian.

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Is your Java up to date?

Categories: Web Security

For a long time, the experience of patching Sun’s Java software has been less than pleasant. The updates were huge and time consuming, the patching instructions were a mess and, even worse, Sun never removed older, vulnerable versions from the patched machine.

Now it appears that things have been fixed. For starters, the company is offering this very important link that allows users to run a quick scan to determine whether the Java environment installation is up to date.

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