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Post-mortem: Tying Edge to Windows 10 was a fatal error

December 6th, 2018
Post-mortem: Tying Edge to Windows 10 was a fatal error

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As reported earlier this week, Microsoft is going to use Google's Blink rendering engine and V8 JavaScript engine in its Edge browser, largely ending development of its own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine. This means that Microsoft will be using code from—and making contributions to—the Chromium open source project.

The company's browser will still be named Edge and should retain the current look and feel. The decision to switch was motivated primarily by compatibility problems: Web developers increasingly test their pages exclusively in Chrome, which has put Edge at a significant disadvantage. Microsoft's engineers have found that problematic pages could often be made Edge compatible with only very minor alterations, but because Web devs aren't using Edge at all, they don't even know that they need to change anything.

The story is, however, a little more complex. The initial version of Edge that shipped with the first version of Windows 10 was rudimentary, to say the least. It was the bare bones of a browser, but with extremely limited capabilities around things like tab management and password management, no extension model, and generally lacking in the creature comforts that represent the difference between a bare rendering engine and an actual usable browser. It also had stability issues; crashes and hangs were not uncommon.

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Posted in Blink, chrome, Chromium, development, EDGE, google, JavaScript, microsoft, Open Source, Tech, WebKit | Comments (0)

Moses Hernandez, Cisco Systems – Paul’s Security Weekly #520

July 3rd, 2017

Moses returns to the show to discuss his background in technology and security (which is eerily similar to Paul’s!). The crew then got into a deep discussion of the history of many different technologies (Solaris Firewalls, IDS, Java and more!). Moses talked at length about serialization bugs in both PHP and Java. Then we dove […]

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Posted in Cisco Systems, deserialization bugs, IDS, Java, JavaScript, Moses Hernandez, Paul's Security Weekly, PHP, Solaris Firewalls | Comments (0)

Is Zepto ransomware the new Locky?

July 5th, 2016

Beware the latest arrival on the ransomware scene: Zepto. We tell you what to look for, and what you can do.

Posted in JavaScript, Locky, ransomware, Word, Zepto | Comments (0)

Ransomware that’s 100% pure JavaScript, no download required

June 20th, 2016

The ransomware wolf in sheep’s clothing that consists of pure JavaScript, scrambles your data, and leaves you with a password stealer.

Posted in JavaScript, RAA, ransomware | Comments (0)

Why you can’t trust things you cut and paste from web pages

May 26th, 2016

Just when you thought it was safe to delve into your clipboard.

Posted in css, Cut and paste, JavaScript, Pastejacking, Vulnerability, Web Browsers | Comments (0)

WordPress Patches Serious Shortcodes Core Engine Vulnerability

September 15th, 2015

WordPress upgraded to 4.3.1, patching a pair of vulnerabilities in the core engine, including a cross-site scripting issue enabled by a vulnerability in shortcodes.

Posted in Check Point, Cross site scripting, JavaScript, Netanel Rubin, Shahar Tal, targted attacks, vulnerabilities, Watering hole attacks, Web Security, WordPress, WordPress 4.3.1, WordPress core engine, WordPress shortcodes patch, WordPress Vulnerability | Comments (0)

Here’s Top 10 Popular Programming Languages used on GitHub

August 21st, 2015

Open Source is the Future of the computer science world!

On Wednesday, the popular coding website GitHub shared a graph that gives a closer look at the popularity of different programming languages used on its code sharing website that lets anyone edit, store, and collaborate on software code.

Since its launch in 2008, GitHub saw various programming languages picking up momentum, as

Posted in C++ programming language, GitHub, HTML, java software, JavaScript, PHP code, Python, Ruby on Rails | Comments (0)

Details on WordPress Zero Day Disclosed

April 27th, 2015

A Finnish researcher has disclosed details on an unpatched stored cross-site scripting vulnerability in the WordPress core engine.

Posted in Cross site scripting, JavaScript, Juoko Pynnonen, stored cross-site scripting, Stored XSS, vulnerabilities, Web Security, WordPress, WordPress patch, WordPress Vulnerability, XSS | Comments (0)

Burning Man festival to cancel tickets of cheaters who used website hacks

February 24th, 2015

Burning Man says it will cancel festival tickets purchased by approximately 200 individuals who managed to use a flaw in the ticketing website to jump ahead of the line.

Posted in alibaba, Black Rock City, burning man, data loss, Delta Airlines, direct object reference, e-commerce sites, Elon Musk, Featured, JavaScript, Mark Zuckerberg, Reddit, Ticketfly | Comments (0)