Apple's Safari and Microsoft's Internet Explorer both fell to the first hackers who tried their luck on the browsers at Wednesday's opening day of Pwn2Own.
Apple will patch its Safari browser before the Pwn2Own hacking contest kicks off next week, security researchers hinted Thursday.
Mozilla on Tuesday fixed 11 security flaws in Firefox, following in rival Google's footsteps in patching its browser before a hacking contest kicks off next week.
Google has patched 19 vulnerabilities in Chrome, paying nine researchers $14,000 in bug bounties for reporting the flaws.
Apple is offering security experts a copy of the developer preview of Mac OS X Lion and asking them for feedback.
A delay in shipping the latest beta of Firefox 4 makes it unlikely that Mozilla will ship a finished browser by the end of February.
About eight out of every 10 Web browsers run by consumers are vulnerable to attack by exploits of already-patched bugs, according to security risk and compliance management provider Qualys.
Apple faces little risk of antitrust threats to the new App Store rules that require content sellers to hand over 30 percent of their revenues, a legal expert tells Computerworld.
A federal judge has tossed a class-action lawsuit that claimed Apple's iPad overheats when used outdoors in warm weather or in direct sunlight.
Mozilla has rolled out the eleventh beta of Firefox 4, adding the "Do Not Track" feature it touted three weeks ago to the browser.
Adobe's Reader X, last year's upgrade that features a "sandbox" designed to protect users from PDF exploits, stymied a recent attack campaign, researchers say.
Google's Chrome will likely survive the first day at next month's Pwn2Own hacking challenge, but may fall the next when the rules change, the contest organizer predicts.
Mac OS X gained share last month by the largest amount since March 2010, while iOS, the operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad, passed 2 percent, according to monthly figures from Net Applications.
Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari posted record numbers in January while Microsoft's Internet Explorer lost ground for the sixth month running, Net Applications says.
A lawsuit filed in California claims that AT&T "systematically" overcharges iPhone and iPad owners with capped data plans by inflating the amount of data they download.