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Adobe said on Friday that its products would soon reject certificates issued by the disgraced Dutch certificate authority DigiNotar following the Dutch government’s decision, Friday, to revoke DigiNotar PKIoverheid CA certificates used by government agencies on September 28.
In a test designed to analyze various Web browsers’ abilities to protect European users against socially engineered malware attacks, researchers at NSS Labs determined that Internet Explorer 8 and 9 were significantly more effective at curbing malicious downloads than were the other major browsers.
Opera has released a new version of its flagship browser, which, among other things, fixes a remotely exploitable critical vulnerability that was disclosed late last week. Opera 11.01 also includes some other stability upgrades.
There is a critical vulnerability in the Opera browser that could be used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable machines. The bug affects the latest version of Opera running on Windows 7, as well as Windows XP SP3.
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