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  1. Davidk
    May 10 - 12:02 pm

    First off Sasquatch, I’m not fat. But you seem far more interested in this whole thing than I am. I circulate some news…you rampage. In fact, what you just did by posting this gave the Chrome exploit more attention then I was, by far.
    Oh and no one showed up to take a crack at WP7 because no one had a vulnerability that worked but that’s an aside issue.
    If you ask me, you’re pretty sour that MS just bought Skype and took all the headlines and now Google I/O announcement is crumbs. Get used to it…the 800-pound gorilla is back.

  2. Doug Simmons
    May 10 - 12:31 pm

    Maybe they should have bought Google instead.

  3. thefight
    May 10 - 12:53 pm

    …still laughing at Humpbacked Fatass, if for nothing else, Simmons didn’t try to add it in like last time.

    A long, long time ago, my friend’s grandmother told me that your innocence isn’t defined by the world’s guilt. With that in mind I must ask: If chrome was exploited, why point out who else was too?

    Oh and since we want to play the update game again:

    Explain to me the difference between

    Case 1: Android


    Case 2: WP7

    Here’s a hint, the Fascinate just now got Froyo, an update that’s about 1 year old now…Where’s Gingerbread? hmm….

    Hell, let’s go into overtime

    Case 3: WP7-Worldwide

    …there’s a mighty amount of “delivering update” cells aren’t there? (España, arrepentida).

    -Fight aka the Sheriff

  4. Joe
    May 10 - 1:01 pm

    @thefight: Doug, this is pure ownage. But the problem is, I just can’t get excited over a bunch of free browsers. Honestly, who cares? It’s a browser.

  5. Jim Szymanski
    May 10 - 3:03 pm

    Thanks for the chart. Great to see. When IE becomes irrelevant then all the jerk offs of the world will look for another browser to exploit. Hey, that’s actually already happening.

  6. yss
    May 10 - 4:03 pm

    How did this go from Chrome and VUPEN to WP7 and browswer usage?

  7. Doug Simmons
    May 10 - 6:53 pm

    yss: Well I was going to segue into how that chart kind of looks like other trends related to Microsoft, like the value of their company and their new partner, but I got sidetracked.

    Though they put themselves on the map today and worked on their website I don’t believe they have any “Government” (capital G for some reason) clients and all their Forbes 500 clients, don’t believe they exist either. But maybe we should “reach out” to their email which is for confirmation. Or perhaps to request a quote on a secret exclusive Chrome update to protect us from this threat.

    Furthermore I don’t think snubbing Google, if that’s in fact what they’re doing, is good for anyone including them.

    Joe: If you said who cares about IE10 and GPU optimization benchmark razzle dazzle tests I’d agree with you but having a lot of people using your free browser, and having the only browser with a share that’s heading north fast, that’s valuable too especially if your angle with most of the products and services you offer or intend to offer is to house all that shit in that browser, even make laptops and an operating system that is essentially nothing but the web browser, which the majority of time makes the new installer of it much more likely to use Google in a manner that benefits Google in all sorts of ways including ways they haven’t even started to think of. It’s a big deal, big enough to get the feds on your ass if you don’t keep a low profile with your free browser.

    Jim: Cute. But this is by no means the first successful exposure of flaws Google has gone way out of their way to encourage the public to compete with each other, mainly for bragging rights which to some are valuable, to pull their security pants down but to do so exercising a little restraint from zero day full disclosure:

    We would invite other researchers to join us in using the proposed disclosure deadlines to drive faster security response efforts. Creating pressure towards more reasonably-timed fixes will result in smaller windows of opportunity for blackhats to abuse vulnerabilities. In our opinion, this small tweak to the rules of engagement will result in greater overall safety for users of the Internet.

    In addition to soliciting the public to assist in securing their stuff and harnessing that energy in certain ways Google also offers security tips to the public on the house whether they use Google for anything or not ( Google provides many public services that are arguably pretty distant from benefiting their bottom line including, for a random arcane example, producing mod_pagespeed, an Apache web server module, which makes servers faster including mine. I didn’t tear apart every line of the source code (it’s open source and free) but to my knowledge it does nothing along the lines of helping Google datamine, just makes Apache significantly more efficient (we run Apache by the way, wish we had root so I could install this thing).

    Strange how even with the success of Windows 7, the best selling thing ever which includes IE right smack on the desktop, well, you saw the chart.

    Maybe they use this to mine data, maybe not, who cares, but you should try Google’s DNS servers which are easy to remember, and Pretty fast and they don’t hijack and redirect you to some stupid advertisement if you type in a nonexistent host.

  8. yss
    May 11 - 9:45 am

    @Doug Simmons: You’re a fucking idiot.

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