Mac users can thank Microsoft for taking down the small-but-dangerous Kelihos botnet. At the software giant's request, a federal judge ordered VeriSign to shut down nearly two dozen domains linked to servers that controlled the botnet.
Although Mozilla will urge users to stick with Firefox's rapid release schedule, the open-source developer says that users could turn to the slower pace of releases that will soon be aimed at enterprises.
A Sophos security researcher warns thatFacebook's new Timeline will likely make it easier for crooks to mine the social network for personal information they can use to launch malicious attacks and steal passwords.
Mozilla has proposed a significantly slower Firefox release pace for enterprises, the result of a corporate backlash earlier this year against an accelerated scheme that ships a new edition of the browser every six weeks. Under the plan, Mozilla would deliver a new version of Firefox to enterprises every 30 weeks -- five times slower than to consumers.
Adobe on Wednesday patched six vulnerabilities in Flash Player, including one it admitted is already being exploited by attackers.
A pitch to accelerate Firefox's rapid-release schedule even more -- cutting a week to ship a new version every five weeks -- has been rejected by Mozilla.
Two stores in Queens, N.Y. have agreed to hand over all counterfeit products to Apple that bear the California company's name or logo, according to court documents.
Google on Friday patched 32 vulnerabilities in Chrome, paying more than $14,000 in bug bounties as it also upgraded the stable edition of the browser to version 14.
Microsoft will not support browser plug-ins, including Adobe's Flash, in one of the two versions of Internet Explorer to be bundled with Windows 8.
A security researcher criticized Apple for what he called "foot dragging" over the DigiNotar certificate fiasco, and urged the company to quickly update Mac OS X.
One in six Macs now runs Apple's latest operating system, a Web metrics company said this week.
Apple has started selling the new MacBook Air in China, a move one analyst said would prove a "big hit" in the country that delivered more than an eighth of the company's revenue last quarter.
Mozilla released a beta of Firefox 7, putting the lighter-weight browser in front of a large number of users for the first time.
Mozilla has released Firefox 6, the second edition since it shifted to a rapid-ship cycle that delivers a new version of the browser every six weeks.
Starting with Firefox 8, Mozilla will automatically block browser add-ons installed by other software until users approve them.