The Web Won't Be Safe or Secure until We Break It Jeremiah Grossman, WhiteHat Security The Internet was designed to deliver information, but few people envisioned the vast amounts of information that would be involved or the personal nature of that information. Similarly, few could have foreseen the potential flaws in the design of the Internet—more specifically, Web browsers—that would expose this personal information, compromising the data of individuals and companies. If people knew just how much of their personal information they unwittingly make available to each and every Web site they visit—even sites they've never been to before—they would be disturbed.
HTML5 heralds some nifty new features and the potential for sparking a Web programming paradigm shift, and as everyone who has read the tech press knows, there is nothing like HTML5 for fixing the Internet. Sprinkle some HTML5 into your code, and your websites will be faster and fancier -- it'll make your teeth white, too. But the reality of what HTML5 can do for those seeking native-app performance on the Web falls short of the hype. After several years of enjoying HTML5's sophisticated new tags and APIs, the time is ripe to admit that there are serious limitations with the model. 11 hard truths about HTML5
The Dirty Little Secrets of Search Hamilton Spectator PRETEND for a moment that you are Google’s search engine. Someone types the word “dresses” and hits enter. What will be the very first result? There are, of course, a lot of possibilities.
28 July 2010Last updated at 07:27 ET The world's internet is getting faster - slowly A report based on analysis of huge amounts of net traffic has revealed the state of the internet around the globe. Snapshot of global internet speeds revealed
Firefox 4 RC Vs. IE9 RC: The First Duel Mozilla posted the first builds of the Release Candidate of Firefox on its FTP servers: Time for a first comparison with IE9 RC, its main rival. How fast is Mozilla’s Firefox 4 RC1? At the time of this writing, Mozilla’s Firefox 4 RC has not been released, at least not officially. However, the first build of the release candidate was available openly for some time last Friday and we accepted the invitation to take a closer look. According to Mozilla’s developer posts, the Firefox team does not expect to make any more changes to the code of the posted RC (build1) and release it as the final version in the near future. In fact, the version posted on Mozilla’s FTP server was built from the Firefox 4.0 beta 13-pre builds based on the Mozilla 2.0 core .
Pillars of Python: Six Python Web frameworks compared | Application Development August 10, 2011 Although Python is not as prevalent as, say, PHP as a language for Web applications, Python nevertheless has much to recommend it in that effort. It is a dynamic, interpreted language, as is PHP, and therefore encourages iterative, exploratory development.
Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer.
WebGL as a security problem Researchers from Context Information Security are warning that the WebGL standard undermines the security concept practised by current operating system versions and offers up new attack surfaces. To enable rendering of demanding 3D animations, WebGL allows web sites to execute shader code directly on a system's graphics card. This can be exploited to take a system out completely â by, for example, getting the GPU to render especially complex 3D models or run very processor-intensive shader programs. Indeed, the Khronos Group, which is responsible for WebGL, warns of this problem in the WebGL specification.