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Flash
2012-05-06 07:06:25

On Friday, Adobe released an emergency patch to address a critical vulnerability in their Flash Player software -- a vulnerability which hackers had been using to trick users into downloading malware delivered via email. According to Gregg Keizer of Computerworld, all versions of the software contain the vulnerability, and Adobe is recommending that users download the patch regardless of their browser or operating system, though only users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are currently...

Did You Help Attack The FBI & Justice Department Websites?
2012-01-23 05:24:19

Some unsuspecting computer users may have been unwittingly recruited to help the hacking collective known as Anonymous in their Thursday attacks against U.S. government and entertainment industry websites, security experts have reported. The hackers launched a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) on January 19, targeting the websites of the FBI, the Department of Justice, Universal Music, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the Motion Picture Association of...

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2011-12-30 07:46:30

Microsoft released an emergency update for ASP .Net on Thursday, one day after a pair of security researchers unveiled findings showing that hackers could use a solitary machine and a broadband connection to launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks against websites created using the programming language. Speaking at the Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) in Berlin, German researchers Julian Wälde and Alexander Klink reported finding flaws not only in ASP .Net, but also...

No Plug-In Support for Metro Version of Internet Explorer 10
2011-09-18 04:20:34

Following Apple's lead, Microsoft officials confirmed last week that one of the two versions of the Internet Explorer software that will be packaged with Windows 8 will not support browser plug-ins, various publications report. In a September 14 blog post, Microsoft executive Dean Hachamovitch confirmed the reports, writing, "For the web to move forward and for consumers to get the most out of touch-first browsing, the Metro style browser in Windows 8 is as HTML5-only as possible, and...

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2011-01-04 08:30:00

Microsoft's Internet Explorer online browser suffered its largest loss of market share in two years, and has been replaced by Mozilla's Firefox as the most popular Web-surfing software in Europe, web tracking firm StatCounter is reporting. Internet Explorer lost 1.4% of its usage share in December 2010, Gregg Keizer of Computerworld wrote in an article Monday. Benefiting from Microsoft's misfortune were Google and Apple, whose Chrome and Safari browsers saw their market share increase to 10%...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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