Google Chrome the last browser standing on the third annual Pwn2Own security competition, which challenged security experts and hackers alike to find (and even exploit) vulnerabilities in Web browsers and mobile devices. Apple’s Safari browser was surprising compromised in less than 10 seconds, while FireFox was outfoxed almost as quickly and even Internet Explorer succumbed. Only Google Chrome was able to endure, despite having the rules of the contest eased to make the attacks easier. On the mobile front it was worth noting that browsers were more secure, with BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Android and iPhone all enduring cyber attacks.
So next time you need to do some browsing and aren’t 100 percent sure about the site, try testing the mobile waters first.
iAnywhere Mobile Office Arrives
This week Sybase announced the release of its iAnywhere Mobile Office, which will provide mobile users, including those on Apple iPhones, with an enterprise solution that supports e-mail, calendar, tasks and contacts with the lookup feature. The iAnywhere Mobile office will be available for the iPhone, as well as offering support for Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 third edition phones.
Rumors & Releases: Back to the Drawing Board for Dell
The Dell smartphone is not another iPhone, at least that’s the word from those who have had a chance to play with an early prototype of the handset. Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu was one of the lucky few who had a chance to actually hold the phone, and he has since noted that the phone fails to stand out in the market, and further highlights that carrier interest has been… gasp… lacking.
So what’s the company to do? It looks like if you first don’t succeed, you go back and try again. Whether that is a smart move has yet to be seen. The competition in the arena for devices hasn’t gotten any smaller. So Dell could be facing an uphill battle.