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The New Browser Wars: Chrome vs. IE vs. Firefox

Aug 24, 2010, 15:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Just when you thought the browser wars were long-dead, they've roared back to life in a totally new incarnation. At stake this time is nothing less than the future of the way many of us work, now that the Web is an "application" and not just a place to read static pages.

"The new wave of browsers -- Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome (in just about all its incarnations) -- all compete with each other fiercely to be the best possible delivery mechanism for the web as an app platform, in four basic areas:

"Security

"A more secure browser isn't just a good idea. With each passing month, the number of ways browsers can be exploited rises, and the amount of damage that can be done with trivial exploits rises as well. A recent WhiteHat Security webinar, Breaking Browsers: Hacking Auto-Complete, demonstrated how a site could steal passwords out of FireFox's Password Manager with nothing but simple JavaScript. It's all the more troubling to hear about, especially as the browser becomes more a platform unto itself and less of a "mere" application."

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