Google has released a new update of its browser Chrome 29, which will come to all users via the automatic update mechanism in the next day or two. If you do not want to wait - click on the menu and select "About Google Chrome" to start the upgrade manually.
It’s not a big secret that Google has come to the Android by the acquisition, and not by their own creation of a mobile operating system, but since the project began to develop in their plants, until now it has been led by Andy Rubin, who some consider to be the "father of Android."
Researchers from the firm MWR Labs found a way to exploit vulnerabilities in Chrome, and how to bypass the security mechanisms in Windows 7, which enabled them to perform arbitrary actions on the victim's computer.
If you ever played a 3D games from your browser, like Quake Live or BananaBread 3D, you already know that the biggest problem in doing this is, of course, the mouse pointer going over the edge of the browser screen and leaving you in a stupid situation where you can’t control your in-game pointer for those few moments until you bring the mouse back on the game. Now Google has finally launched an update to fix this issue. The Pointer Lock API restricts the mouse movement inside of the app (game) window making it possible to play browser games like you do with standard games on your PC.
Today the Google apps team officially announced that their service will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 or any previous version of IE. This will influence a wide range of institutions that use Google's service and hopefully for Google they will update their workstations in time to be able to continue to use it. This decision will start on November 15th, which is after the launch of Internet Explorer 10.
Microsoft is in a bit of trouble over their decision to grant users in the EU the right to choose their browser upon the installation of the Windows operating system. Now I know you are thinking that they have already been in trouble for this before, so why are we bringing it up again? Well the issue is that with the launch of Windows 7 Service Pack 1… Microsoft just stopped allowing for the browser election. Yup, any new system shipped with Windows 7 SP1 would boot up just like the good old days (for Microsoft). Well the European Union would like to talk to them about it.
Firefox has caught up with Google’s Chrome browser when it comes to insecurity. After forcing updates on unsuspecting users (we turn on the computer the other day to be told it was already updated) the newest version of Firefox apparently takes screen shots of your pages to put them into their Tab-Thumbnail view including sites that might be encrypted or secure connections (like your banking information). This is a pretty big privacy issue and one that has quite a few people upset.
When Microsoft first announced that only Microsoft based products would have access to the “desktop” mode in Windows on ARM (Windows RT) we began to wonder just how long it would take for Mozilla, Google, Opera and others to chime in about how wrong this is. We now have heard from Mozilla who seems to feel that this lock out from the desktop is nothing more than Microsoft being unfair to the competition and, according to Mozilla, is in violate of the promises Microsoft made to both the EU and the US DoJ.
Google’s previously unassailable Chrome web browser has now been hacked three times in only two days. The first two we have already told you about in a previous article. Vupen a French research company found a 0-day exploit that allowed them to jump out of Google’s Sand Box and then another that allowed them to execute arbitrary code on the OS that Chrome was installed on (in this case Windows). Vupen did this as part of the Pwn2Own competition held every year.
The Pwn2Own completion is in full swing and this year we find that Google’s Chrome web browser is the first to fall. Google has claimed in the past that Chrome is the most secure browser (in addition to claiming it is faster). Meanwhile many IT and security experts had questioned this and are concerned about things that Chrome does when installed on an operating system. Still this is the first time the browser has fallen during the infamous competition.