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Is Chrome Security Testing Flawed?

   
10:54 pm on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Researchers accuse Google of plotting to undercut Firefox

A security testing firm today said a recent report that named Google's Chrome as the most secured browser was flawed -- and part of a campaign by Google to undermine Mozilla's Firefox.

[computerworld.co.nz...]

Paying for favorable test results is one thing, but if this part is actually true, it means Google is willing to jeopardize users to take over the browser market:

"Google paid for this report, and it's part of a marketing campaign that's probably aimed at Firefox to cut off Firefox's revenues, cut if off from the SafeBrowsing service, and then put out a report that says Firefox is less secure than Chrome."


Putting marketing spin into the testing -- using the word "Secured" versus "Secure" is also troubling if true...
11:11 pm on Dec 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Most of all, it sounds... evil.

"It appears Google has purposefully withheld important malware protection from its Safe Browsing feed [which Firefox and Safari both use] coinciding with its break from Firefox and release of the Google-funded report by Accuvant," NSS Labs wrote in a document published Tuesday (download PDF).

[computerworld.com...] (US-based site)
1:20 am on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Maybe Google's company motto is missing some punctuation and answers the question, "Should we be ethical?"

Don't! Be evil.

I've always read traffic signs that say "NO U-TURN" that way, (e.g.- Should I continue going in the same direction? No! You turn.)
10:03 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thankfully, the agreement for default search in Firefox has been renewed [blog.mozilla.com] for three years.
11:28 am on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)



A security testing firm today said a recent report that named Google's Chrome as the most secured browser was flawed -- and part of a campaign by Google to undermine Mozilla's Firefox.. i also think that it is true.
 

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