Don't-Miss Browser Stories

Apple releases OS X 10.7.4, Safari 5.1.7

Apple on Wednesday released several updates for its Mac software, including OS X 10.7.4, Safari 5.1.7, and Security Updated 2012-002.

Time to de-Flash your site?

Flash is a problem for iDevices, which makes mobile access to a website problematic. Here's what smart shops are doing about it.

Mozilla blocks Java in Firefox for some Mac users

Mozilla this week began blocking outdated versions of a Java plug-in in Firefox for some Mac users after calling the threat posed by the Flashback malware "evident and imminent."

Mozilla working on click-to-play feature to stop plugin exploits

Mozilla developers are working on a new Firefox feature to block the automated display of content that requires a plugin, like Flash videos, Java applets or PDF files. The update should protect users from attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in browser plugins to install malware on their computers.

New Trojan variant can install without password

A new variant of the Flashback Trojan that appeared last year can install itself on a Mac without need for an administrator's password.

Read Later brings offline Instapaper and ReadItLater reading to the Mac

If you use Instapaper or ReadItLater to save articles for later reading, Read Later betters your Web browser for reading on your Mac. And it lets you read saved articles when offline.

Google ends Chrome search rank penalty period

Google has released Chrome from the penalty box and reinstated the browser's PageRank after a 60-day self-imposed sentence over a rule-breaking marketing campaign.

Firefox to turn on default encryption for all Google searches

Mozilla is currently testing default encrypted Google searches for all Firefox users, with the intent to make all Google searches encrypted in the near future.

Google says it will cooperate with any Safari privacy investigations

Google will cooperate with any investigations into allegations that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, the company said, after a news report that both U.S. and E.U. officials are investigating the company.

Mozilla nixes Firefox 11 delay, will launch upgrade today

Mozilla on Monday announced it was postponing the release of Firefox 11, but changed its mind today, saying that the browser upgrade would go out on schedule.

Safari 5.1.4 update patches slew of security vulnerabilities

Apple's update to Safari 5.1.4 patched a hefty 83 vulnerabilities in the company's browser, and its underlying WebKit framework.

Apple releases Safari 5.1.4

Apple on Monday released Safari 5.1.4, which contains a slew of fixes for the company's Web browser.

Google patches 14 Chrome bugs, pays record $47K in bounties and bonuses

Google yesterday patched 14 vulnerabilities in Chrome and handed out a record $47,500 in rewards to researchers.

Google puts $1M on the line for Chrome exploit rewards

Google on Monday withdrew as a sponsor of next month's Pwn2Own hacking contest, and will instead put as much as $1 million up for grabs if researchers can demonstrate exploits in the company's Chrome browser.

Google commits Chrome to support Do Not Track

Google will add support for the "Do Not Track" effort to its Chrome browser by the end of this year.