What's really interesting to note here is that it is a flaw in WebKit that was exploited. Since both Safari and Chrome use WebKit both were at risk. This could mean that for an attacker, if they can find a critical flaw in WebKit they could potentially take down two browsers at a time.
I frequently disagree with Keir Thomas' writing, and I certainly disagree with his notion that trademarks harm open source, a "No Logo" for software. In fact, I will be presenting a paper on 6th June at the Open Source Systems Conference on the importance of open source projects to have control of their name.
"stop the barbaric practice once and for all" Michael Arrington is, it seems, on a mission to end hand-shaking, fearful of germs. Speaking as someone who does wash his hands – every time – and who does like to shake hands, I find myself being described by the TechCrunch editor as "barbaric". Ludicrous. Let us not confuse the unhygeinic with the barbaric. What about a campaign to get people to wash their hands in public toilets instead?