AM News: Chrome Pronounced Most Secure Browser, HTC Fixes Wi-Fi Flaw, Asus' Official Statement on Transformer Prime

The team behind Google's Chrome browser received a high accolade recently, after the German government named Chrome as the most secure web browser. The announcement came in the form of a best security practices guideline from Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), and it emphasized how Chrome was the best browser around today so far as security standards are concerned.

TalkTalk has announced that from February all new customers, who sign up for the company's broadband network, will be provided with the option to activate the parental control web service. The move, which is basically aimed at restricting children's access to potentially harmful web content, has been applauded by the UK government too.

Researchers at Manchester University, who earlier succeeded in isolating graphene, have come up with another way to manufacture transistors. The new method involves enforcing a band gap into the material, thus making it better suited to be transformed into transistors. Graphene is widely known for its remarkable physical characteristics like superconductivity - the ability to conduct electricity with almost no electrical resistance - which is a massive disadvantage when in a traditional computer.

It was revealed in a recent report that due to a software issue with Wi-Fi security in some HTC Android handsets, networks could become prone to hacking activities. Apparently, the flaw meant that phones were disclosing the Wi-Fi passwords, thus enabling malicious users to break into someone's network and gain access to confidential information.

Asus got in touch with ITProPortal to provide us with an official statement and an update on what it calls the "Clove/Transformer Prime situation". The online UK retailer had publicly announced its intention to pull the Eee Pad Transformer Prime from sales citing quality issues.