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If You Use Autofill, You Might As Well Give Away Your Info For Free

  The autofill feature that many browsers offer is a useful time-saving tool that saves you from having to manually fill out forms with the same information every time. Programs include all the necessary information without the user having to go from one field to another to write information that is often repeated in most forms. However, what at first s
Publish At:2017-02-17 22:15 | Read:2847 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security autofill browsers Phishing

Web of Trust browser extensions yanked after proving untrustworthy

Well this is bad.Earlier in November, a report out of Germany claimed the popular Web of Trust (WoT) browser add-on was selling its users’ browser histories to third-parties without properly anonymizing the data, resulting in the personal identification of Web of Trust users. There was also some debate over whether the company behind WoT (WOT Services) p
Publish At:2016-11-09 05:30 | Read:3577 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Browsers Internet Security

The Adware Programs Forever Haunting You

In a world where ransomware, banking malware and corporate spyware have become the standard cyberattack, adware, browser hijackers and generally, unwanted programs are somehow sidelined. However, these invasive and persistent programs are still as damaging as they were a few years ago when there was a boom in such intrusions. How are things in 2016?One might
Publish At:2016-11-03 07:45 | Read:2214 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness adware Browsers securit

Google to untrust WoSign and StartCom certificates

Following similar decisions by Mozilla and Apple, Google plans to reject new  digital certificates issued by two certificate authorities because they violated industry rules and best practices.The ban will go into effect in Chrome version 56, which is currently in the dev release channel, and will apply to all certificates issued by certificate authoriti
Publish At:2016-11-01 14:10 | Read:3203 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Encryption Privacy Browsers

Microsoft won't bundle IE patches with new cumulative updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft will not include bug fixes for Internet Explorer (IE) in the new cumulative updates slated to upend Windows patching next month.According to answers given to questions posed by customers, IE patches will not be bundled with the über updates that debut Oct. 11. Instead, they will be delivered separately as individual updates, as they have been f
Publish At:2016-09-19 13:20 | Read:4350 | Comments:0 | Tags:Windows Security Desktops Browsers

If You Add Extras to Your Web Browser = Extra Danger for You

Web browsers are full of dangerous options that nobody uses. Most computers come with pre-loaded web browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari, but these default web browsers are not configured for secure web browsing. Anytime users are surfing the web, there can be a “variety of computer problems caused by anything from s
Publish At:2016-06-21 14:20 | Read:2720 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet Security Antivirus browsers Panda Security

SWIFT asks its customers to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds

Financial transaction network SWIFT called on its customers Friday to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds perpetrated using its network.The SWIFT network itself is still secure, it insisted in a letter to banks and financial institutions. However, some of its customers have suffered security breaches in their own infrastructure, allowing
Publish At:2016-05-21 11:05 | Read:2455 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Financial Services IT Browsers

Federal judge rejects Mozilla's demand to see bug in Tor browser

A federal judge earlier this week rejected a request by Mozilla that the U.S. government provide it with technical information about a vulnerability in the Tor browser, which is based on Mozilla's Firefox.Last week, Mozilla filed a motion with a federal court in Seattle asking U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan to force authorities to disclose the Tor brow
Publish At:2016-05-19 22:35 | Read:3125 | Comments:0 | Tags:Browsers Security Internet

Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites

Google aims to make HTML5 the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year, except for a white-list of 10 sites that will run Adobe’s Flash Player.Under the plan revealed by Google, called “HTML5 by Default,” the Chrome browser will continue to ship with Adobe’s Flash Player, but its presence will not be advertised by default.If a webs
Publish At:2016-05-16 03:20 | Read:2610 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Browsers

Mozilla wants US to disclose to it first any vulnerability found in Tor by government hackers

Mozilla has asked a court that it should be provided information on a vulnerability in the Tor browser ahead of it being provided to a defendant in a lawsuit, as the browser is based in part on Firefox browser code.“At this point, no one (including us) outside the government knows what vulnerability was exploited and whether it resides in any of our code
Publish At:2016-05-12 08:05 | Read:3052 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal Regulation Browsers Vulnerability

Chrome extensions will soon have to tell you what data they collect

Google is about to make it harder for Chrome extensions to collect your browsing data without letting you know about it, according to a new policy announced Friday.Starting in mid-July, developers releasing Chrome extensions will have to comply with a new User Data Policy that governs how they collect, transmit and store private information. Extensions w
Publish At:2016-04-16 11:35 | Read:3269 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Application Development Browsers

Microsoft slips Windows 10 upgrade ads into Internet Explorer security patch

Microsoft is adding a new weapon to its aggressive Windows 10 push—or at least it appears that it is.Earlier in the week, Microsoft added what sounds a lot like an advertisement for Windows 10 to its Patch Tuesday release for Internet Explorer, bundling it in with a critical security patch. The new update affects only Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs and brings an
Publish At:2016-03-12 04:40 | Read:2866 | Comments:0 | Tags:Windows Security Browsers Patches

It's official: Older versions of IE are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of the company's Internet Explorer (IE) browser.All Windows users still running IE7 or IE8, and those running IE9 on any other edition of Windows but Vista, as well as those using IE10 on anything but Windows Server 2012, did not receive the patches
Publish At:2016-02-11 19:20 | Read:2728 | Comments:0 | Tags:Browsers Windows Security

Google expands Chrome's Safe Browsing defenses to sniff out ad scams

Google today said it is expanding its Safe Browsing technology to take into account online ads that try to scam users into divulging personal information or downloading malware masquerading as name-brand software in need of an update.Safe Browsing is the name of both the backend technology Google created and the API (application programming interface) th
Publish At:2016-02-04 06:30 | Read:2994 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet Security Browsers

HTTP Methods

Much of the internet operates on HTTP, Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. With HTTP, the user sends a request and the server replies with its response. These requests are like the pneumatic tubes at the bank — a delivery system for the ultimate content. A user clicks a link; a request is sent to the server; the server replies with a response; the response h
Publish At:2015-12-30 03:10 | Read:5368 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technical Insight Tools and Applications Vulnerabilities Web


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