Microsoft security update flags google.com as a severe, exploit-filled threat

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It is not a joke. Micro$oft did it again. Last year, Microsoft Security Essentials tried to Google Chrome by deleting it. According to some reports, Microsoft Antivirus and Security products ( Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Security Essentials) started to mark google.com as as being a severe threat called Exploit:JS/Blacole.BW in the Valentine's day. A V-day gift for ...

Firefox 8 cracks third-party add-ons

Firefox 8 cracks third-party add-ons

Everyday millions of third-party add-ons are installed for Firefox. Some of them can impose serious privacy and security holes for the computer. Finally, in the latest release, Firefox 8 disables third-part add-ons. This is a correct step among so many mistakes in recent releases. According to the official Mozilla Add-ons Blog: These add-ons installed by third parties present ...

Why Chrome is the safest web browser?

Why Chrome is the safest web browser?

In our safe surfing guide series, I mentioned one important thing for safe surfing is dumping IE and choosing a better browser. One of  the safest web browser is Google Chrome browser, which is becoming more and more popular. The security features include: Sandboxing. Almost all  browsers now have tabbed browsing, even IE has it for long ...

What a Joke! Internet Explorer 9 Crowns the Browser Security

Internet Explorer 9 Takes the Browser Security Crown

After the post on "How to surf safely? Dump IE, choose a better browser" was online, a reader pointed me to a so-called research report that IE 9 crowns the browser security. According to the report, IE 9 can block 96% socially engineered malware; while the distant second (Chrome) can only block 13.2%. Full report is ...

How to surf safely? Dump IE, choose a better browser

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This is part 4 of the Safe Surfing Guide series. You may check other parts as well to read the  complete safe surfing guide. To surf safely, your browser can also play an important role. There are so many choices for browsers now: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, SeaMonkey; all are freely available. But unfortunately, most users ...