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Articles tagged with: 32-bit

Major Vulnerability Exposed In Chrome

Most people usually user Google Chrome for its speed and safety, as well as the fact that the browser hasn’t been successfully hacked within the past three years, until today. A security firm called VUPEN figured out how to act past Google Chrome’s system as well as Window 7’s anti-exploit technology, allowing the Chrome browser to run any program or code they would like.

The exploit is demonstrated in the video and is one of the most sophisticated codes created since it bypasses ASLR/DEP/Sandbox security features and does not cause the computer to crash after delivering the payload.

Microsoft Will Soon Patch 64 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has announced today that it will patch a whopping 64 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Windows graphics framework, and other software next week. Microsoft also referred to 17 updates as bulletins that will ship next Tuesday with the 64 patches. 9 out of those 17 updates will be rated “critical” with the remaining eight marked as “important.” Microsoft also said that it will close a pair of current outstanding issues that have already resulted in security advisories, including a vulnerability in Windows’ MHTML (MIME HTML) protocol handler.

The patches that are soon to come will also address a flaw in Windows Server Message Block network and file-sharing protocol that was disclosed in…

Quantity Does Not Equal Quality, Firefox 5 Coming Soon

So, the much anticipated Firefox 4 was released just a few weeks ago, and I can’t say the reviews have been too flattering. I downloaded Firefox 4 myself and experienced a crash within the first 24 hours of download. I wanted to give Mozilla the benefit of the doubt, so I checked the mobile version of Firefox 4 on my HTC G2. The reviews were mostly negative. Now I have been a large supporter of Firefox, that is, when I was using a 32-bit operating system. Ever since I switched to 64-bit Windows (necessary to recognize my entire computer memory setup), I’ve had crashes, crashes, and crashes, with Firefox 4 being no improvement.