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Browsers Tumble at CanSecWest

Published: 2009-03-19
Last Updated: 2009-03-19 22:41:16 UTC
by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)
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The three major browsers fell in quick succession at CanSecWest. 

The Pwn2Own competition produced similar results as last year and I'll go out on a limb and suggest they will next year as well. IE8, FF and Safari tumbling in record times.  Not necessarily nice with IE8 becoming available today and being exploited before many people finished downloading.  

Here are some write ups of the event.   h-online DV-labs

Happy Browsing

Mark H 

 

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Brace yourselves - IE8 reported to be released

Published: 2009-03-19
Last Updated: 2009-03-19 13:26:56 UTC
by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)
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The day some of you have been waiting for looks like it has arrived.  IE8 is reported to be released at midday, eastern standard daylight savings time.   Downloadable from the ie8 pages at Microsoft and their download pages (the button is already there, but links to the beta ATM).   

Lots of changes in the product,  including security changes.  No doubt those of you who have users with local admin rights will be able to tell us a few minutes after it has been released how it behaves on your network.   Those of you holding on to IE 5 and IE 6 (you know who you are), maybe this is the one to use?

Happy downloading 

Mark H 

 

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