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Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

Safari, Internet Explorer hacked first at Pwn2Own

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.

Researchers: Apple to patch Safari before Pwn2Own

Apple will patch its Safari browser before the Pwn2Own hacking contest kicks off next week, security researchers hinted Thursday.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla follows Google, patches Firefox as prep for Pwn2Own

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 patches 19 Chrome bugs week before Pwn2Own hacking contest

Google has patched 19 vulnerabilities in Chrome, paying nine researchers $14,000 in bug bounties for reporting the flaws.

Apple invites bug researchers to scrutinize Lion OS

Apple is offering security experts a copy of the developer preview of Mac OS X Lion and asking them for feedback.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla delays final Firefox beta

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.

Internet compass

Bulk of browsers found to be at risk of attack

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 App Store

Antitrust fight against Apple's App Store rules faces 'steep' climb

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.

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Judge tosses iPad overheating lawsuit

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 Firefox

Mozilla adds 'Do Not Track' to newest Firefox 4 beta

Mozilla has rolled out the eleventh beta of Firefox 4, adding the "Do Not Track" feature it touted three weeks ago to the browser.

Reader X spoils new PDF attack

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.

Pwn2Own organizer predicts Chrome will survive first day

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, iOS gain online share on back of strong sales

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.

Chrome, Safari reach record browser share highs

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.

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Lawsuit claims AT&T cheats iPhone, iPad owners on data

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.