Google has just released a new stable version of Chrome, upgrading to version 10.0.658.205.
According to Martin Brinkmann at ghacks.net (full article here), “[...]
The release is a security update that fixes vulnerabilities in all versions of the web browser. Most notably, it includes an early fix for the Adobe Flash vulnerability that has been confirmed by Adobe earlier this week.
Three additional security vulnerabilities are fixed in the latest Google Chrome Stable version. One of the fixed issues is only affecting Chrome on Windows, while the remaining are affected all versions of the Chrome browser.
- [Windows only]  Critical CVE-2011-1300: Off-by-three in GPU process.
-  Critical CVE-2011-1301: Use-after-free in the GPU process.
-  Critical CVE-2011-1302: Heap overflow in the GPU process.
All three vulnerabilities have received a critical rating, the highest possible rating. The Adobe Flash vulnerability was rated critical by Adobe, which means four critical vulnerabilities have been fixed in total in the latest version of Google Chrome.
Google Chrome users can download the latest version of the web browser from the officialGoogle Chrome download page, or with an in-browser update.[...]“.
Also Google sometime is loosing some bugs in their releases…
This post as a comment also here
Ed Oswald at beta news reports that “[...] In yet another black eye for social networking site Facebook, the site disclosed Friday that several developers were selling user data to a third-party. User IDs, or unique identifiers given to every registered member of the site, allow an application to look up a user’s public personal information. [...]” (full article at http://www.betanews.com/article/Facebook-User-IDs-were-sold-to-data-brokers-company-admits/1288637944). Same does Mike Hasley at ghaks (full article at http://www.ghacks.net/2010/11/01/facebook-app-developers-sold-user-data-shock/)
Again is not possible that everytime there’s a problem with Facebook security!
As I said many times, is a matter of everyone choosing what to post, but at same time there should be some *serious* regulation that obliges those holding datas to detain and use them fairly.
Facebook is not reliable on this.
This post as a comment also at http://www.betanews.com/article/Facebook-User-IDs-were-sold-to-data-brokers-company-admits/1288637944 and at http://www.ghacks.net/2010/11/01/facebook-app-developers-sold-user-data-shock/
Martin at ghacks.net reports an easy way to uninstall add-ons on Firefox 4 (full article at http://www.ghacks.net/2010/10/10/how-to-uninstall-add-ons-in-firefox-4/).
Simply press the little “x” in add-on manager and restart if needed. Simple isn’t it?
Matthew Humphries at geek.com and Martin at ghacks.net report that Facebook rolled out a new features that enables the download of all information on local (full article at http://www.geek.com/articles/news/facebook-now-lets-you-download-your-information-2010106/ and at http://www.ghacks.net/author/martin/)
Really usefull to have on local what you and your friends posted online. Maybe to double check what is going to be made public at next security flaw?
This post as a comment also at http://www.geek.com/articles/news/facebook-now-lets-you-download-your-information-2010106/comment-page-1/#comment-3894496 and at http://www.ghacks.net/2010/10/07/facebook-adds-download-your-information-feature/
Dan Nosowitz at Fast company reports that “[...] Yahoo Chief Product Officer Blake Irving today announced an ambitious three-year plan to update pretty much every service Yahoo offers–plus some new ones. [...] Yahoo Mail. There’s a new interface, which looks suspiciously similar to Gmail, [...]. Yahoo Mail does let you update Twitter and Facebook from within the web app, which is new, and Yahoo claims its spam filtering system is second to none. Yahoo search is also seeing an update, [...] Yahoo TV, a widget-like connected TV platform that gives access to BlockBuster, CBS, Pandora, and a few others, will be expanding. [...] ” (full article at http://www.fastcompany.com/1689525/yahoos-three-year-plan-to-bring-cool-back). Same does Mike Halsey at ghacks.net (http://www.ghacks.net/author/mike/), (full article at http://www.ghacks.net/2010/09/18/yahoo-bids-to-get-its-cool-back/).
Ok is a starting point but 3 years in this fast paced context is an ethernity and brings a lot of unpredictability in a 3 years plan. On the other side I think that only a real innovation or technological breakthrough can enable Yahoo in getting more market shares.
This post as a comment also at http://www.fastcompany.com/1689525/yahoos-three-year-plan-to-bring-cool-back and at http://www.ghacks.net/2010/09/18/yahoo-bids-to-get-its-cool-back/comment-page-1/#comment-1189523
Dan Nosowitz at Fast Company (http://www.fastcompany.com/user/221139) reports that “[...] The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center, a government law enforcement agency, has been after social networking sites to provide protections for its underage users. Social networking sites, says CEOP, provide comparatively easy venues for child predators. The agency has seen some success–Bebo and MySpace already adopted the panic button–but Facebook resisted for a long time, saying its own protection was sufficient. [...] Jim Gamble, Ceop’s chief executive, said in a statement: “Our dialogue with Facebook about adopting the ClickCeop button is well documented – today however is a good day for child protection.
“By adding this application, Facebook users will have direct access to all the services that sit behind our ClickCeop button which should provide reassurance to every parent with teenagers on the site.” [...]” (full article at http://www.fastcompany.com/1669232/facebook-to-add-child-safety-panic-button-application).
So does Mike Hasley at ghacks (http://www.ghacks.net/author/mike/, full article at http://www.ghacks.net/2010/07/12/facebook-agrees-to-panic-button/)
While I’m still convinced of Facebook not being able to handle a decent security approach, this could be the first wise move from them.
Of course the panic button should not be seen as a “panacea”, because:
a) seems to me to be based on an awareness assumption by the supposed victim that is not so easy to be acquired by children of lower ages (means that you can cheat the date and be subject to stalks)
b) is still optional
This post as a comment also at http://www.fastcompany.com/1669232/facebook-to-add-child-safety-panic-button-application?partner=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20fastcompany/headlines%20(Fast%20Company%20Headlines)#disqus_thread and at http://www.ghacks.net/2010/07/12/facebook-agrees-to-panic-button/
ghacks writes a detailed “how to” on how to repair Internet explorer if it has problems (full story at http://www.ghacks.net/2010/05/23/how-to-repair-internet-explorer/).
Those who in some time experienced a IE problem, know how annoying can be a problem with your browser.
The tutorial is only a reference and a starting point, but when you don’t know where to go…