Security a Concern as HTML5 Gains Traction

From animated logos to Web videos for hip, independent bands, HTML5 is getting buzz and gaining traction. But concerns about the security of features in the new version of the Web’s lingua franca persist. 

Malware may be difficult to define but, as former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously quipped about pornography “you know it when you see it.” At least that’s the position being taken by Google and anti malware firms about two applications designed for mobile phones running Google’s Android operating system. Now the developer is crying foul.

Software security has become one of the more widely discussed and debated topics in the security industry in the last few years, as many software vendors and enterprises both large and small have begun to to focus considerable attention on improving the processes they have in place for producing software. But far less light has been shone on the security of the software supply chain, an increasingly thorny problem in today’s environment.

LIMASSOL, CYPRUS–The scareware and rogue anti-virus epidemic that has been earning attackers millions of dollars for the last few years has spawned a devious new offspring: SMS blockers. This class of malware, which demands that users send SMS text messages to premium numbers, has recently taken off in huge numbers in Russia and parts of Asia, experts say.

Google has released version of Chrome for Windows, a security update that addresses four high risk vulnerabilities in its WebKit-based browser. These vulnerabilities are; a memory corruption issue in Chrome’s V8 JavaScript Engine, type confusion errors with forums, cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities on the Chrome downloads page and HTTP request errors that could lead to possible cross-site request forgeries (XSRF). Read the full article. [The H Security]

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