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Offline Zen11t

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Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« on: September 07, 2011, 10:55:34 AM »
The Script Shield not working with Chrome?

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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 10:58:31 AM »
It's still not supported yet.

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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 11:59:51 AM »
that's too bad, Chrome has a significant market share, and is still growing. will this support come in the near future?
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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 12:25:37 PM »
Yes we're doing our best to have it supported in the next program update.

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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 05:25:41 PM »
that's too bad, Chrome has a significant market share, and is still growing. will this support come in the near future?
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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 05:51:52 PM »
I don't know what stats you are looking at, but Chrome having 50% share, not a chance.
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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 08:16:22 PM »
Thanks for the info.

I hope it will be ready as soon as possible.

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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 12:20:38 AM »
I don't know what stats you are looking at, but Chrome having 50% share, not a chance.
Those stuck on Firefox are behind the curve:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/239397/googles_chrome_turns_three_how_fast_they_grow_and_grab_market_share.html

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Chrome now has 15.51 percent of the desktop browser market
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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 12:54:12 AM »
I don't know what stats you are looking at, but Chrome having 50% share, not a chance.
Those stuck on Firefox are behind the curve:
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Being stuck on something implies you have no other choice; there is huge choice in the browser market and I have chosen firefox because of its configurability and extensibility, it suits how I browse and use the internet.
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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 01:29:35 AM »
Current RTW version of Chrome is 13.x

It has some Script security problems which I understand are being fixed in version 14.x which is now in Beta and has been for quite a while.

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Chrome 14 blocks unencrypted scripts on secure sites

updated 09:55 pm EDT, Wed June 22, 2011
Users can still choose to load page anyway

Google appears to have revamped the security features in Chrome 14, an update to the company's browser that is still in beta development. The build currently blocks secure sites from using unencrypted scripts on pages that are supposed to be protected via HTTPS protocols. Aside from JavaScript scripts, the blocks also extend to plug-ins and external CSS stylesheets.

In a post on Google's Chrome support site, the company explains that current browsers only notify users after the insecure scripts have been allowed to run. If the sites happen to be compromised by an attacker using the insecure scripts as an exploit, the damage may have already been done by the time a user realizes that there is a security issue.

Rather than highlighting mixed script sites with a red 'https://' in the location bar, Chrome 14 blocks sites from running any scripts that are not also protected by HTTPS. Users may notice that some sites do not properly display, however the browser will provide a "Allow Anyway" option for bypassing the protection system. The browser also includes a mechanism for notifying site owners of potential problems. [via Google Operating System]

http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/06/22/users.can.still.choose.to.load.page.anyway/


see below for more on this

Notice that it is from June so Google has been working on getting 14.x Beta in a RTW format for a while.

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Chrome 14 to address security concerns
By: Seth Rosenblatt June 17, 2011 3:37 AM PDT

A new version of Google's JavaScript rendering engine and security fixes land in Google Chrome 14.0.794.0 dev today, available for download for Windows, Mac, Linux. The latest rough version of the browser improves secure HTTP support in several ways, updates the V8 JavaScript engine to version 3.4.3.0, and tightens security when installing Web apps from the Chrome Web Store.

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http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20071873-12/chrome-14-to-address-security-concerns/

My guess is that Avast is coordinating with Google on this and that we won't see Chrome Script Shield protection in avast! until after Chrome 14.x goes RTW.

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Re: Script Shield vs Google Chrome
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 04:00:49 AM »
Being stuck on something implies you have no other choice; there is huge choice in the browser market and I have chosen firefox because of its configurability and extensibility, it suits how I browse and use the internet.

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