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Firefox 73.0.1 fixes crashes, blank web pages and DRM niggles

byJohn E DunnFirefox version 73 has only been out for a week but already Mozilla has had to update it to version 73.0.1 to fix a range of browser problems and crashes, including when running on Linux machines.The list of issues is surprisingly long for a point release but, in most cases, the issues only happen in specific contexts. Despite this, some of the
Publish At:2020-02-20 07:51 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Mozilla Security threats Vulnerability Web Browsers

Firefox six-weekly security fixes are out – get them now!

byPaul DucklinMozilla’s own “patch Tuesday” for Firefox happened this week.Rather than patching once a calendar month, Mozilla goes for every sixth Tuesday – or every 42 days, which we call Fortytwosday in a hat-tip to HHGttG.This update takes the regular build of Firefox to 73.0, while the long-term release, which includes security f
Publish At:2020-02-15 12:44 | Read:168 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Mozilla Vulnerability Exploit fortytwosday vulnerabi

Freedom Hosting owner pleads guilty to distributing child abuse images

byJohn E DunnThe man arrested for running what was once believed to be the largest child abuse hosting provider on the dark web, has pleaded guilty in a US court to the charge of advertising child pornography.That service was Freedom Hosting and the man who operated it from its founding in 2008 until his arrest in Ireland in 2013 was dual US-Irish national,
Publish At:2020-02-11 09:34 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order child abuse child abuse imagery Eric Eoin Marque

WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

In the early days, practically all tech support scammers would get their own leads by doing some amateur SEO poisoning and keyword stuffing on YouTube and other social media sites. They’d then leverage their boiler room to answer incoming calls from victims. Today, these practices continue, but we are seeing more advanced operations with a clear sep
Publish At:2020-01-22 16:50 | Read:268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat analysis 404Browlock 404error browlock browlocks Brow

DNS-over-HTTPS is coming to Windows 10

byJohn E DunnFor fans of DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) privacy, it must feel like a dam of resistance is starting to break.Mozilla Firefox and Cloudflare were the earliest adopters of this controversial new way to make DNS queries private by encrypting them, followed not long after by the weight of Google, which embedded DoH into Chrome as a non-default setting.This
Publish At:2019-11-21 12:35 | Read:415 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Google Google Chrome Microsoft Privacy Web Browsers

Safari, Chrome, Firefox: Which is the most private browser for Mac?

Everyone needs a web browser, and while Safari comes pre-installed on Macs, many people choose to use a different browser. You may want to do this for compatibility reasons—there may be sites or services you use that Safari doesn't handle correctly—or because you use a different browser at work; if you want to be able to sync bookmarks and history from your
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:946 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Brow

Is Safari the most private browser for iPhone and iPad?

If there's one app that just about everyone uses on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it's a web browser. You use your browser to get information, to shop, and for entertainment. iOS devices come with Apple's Safari browser pre-installed, but you can use a different browser if you wish. Unfortunately, on iOS you can't set a different browser as the default,
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:961 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Browser

Firefox and Chrome rolling out DNS over HTTPS (DoH) feature

Earlier this month, Mozilla announced that Firefox will begin enabling “DNS over HTTPS” (DoH) by default for USA-based users. Not intending to be left behind in the pursuit of safer browsing, Google has announced that it, too, will begin experimenting with the feature; Chrome 78 will validate Google’s implementation of DNS over HTTPS.What DNS over HTTPS (DoH
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:627 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Chrome DNS over HTTPS Firefox Google Chrome

Security week-in-review: The Oracle vulnerability enterprises should know about

It’s hard to keep up with the hundreds of security-specific headlines published every week. So, we’re rounding up the top news that affect you, your business, and the security and technology industry overall. This week we explore patches to Oracle’s SDKs, Google’s Chrome browser, Apple’s iOS, and more . Check back every Friday to learn about the latest in
Publish At:2016-07-22 19:35 | Read:3068 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Apple Chrome DDoS Firefox google Library of Congres

Adobe, Microsoft Patch Critical Security Bugs

Adobe has pushed out a critical update to plug at least 52 security holes in its widely-used Flash Player browser plugin, and another update to patch holes in Adobe Reader. Separately, Microsoft released 11 security updates to fix vulnerabilities more than 40 flaws in Windows and related software. First off, if you have Adobe Flash Player Installed and haven
Publish At:2016-07-13 14:50 | Read:3327 | Comments:0 | Tags:Time to Patch adobe chrome Edge firefox Flash version 22.0.0

The next generation Yontoo browser hijackers

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-05-07 17:50 | Read:5680 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware browser hijacker chrome firefox home-page

Security week-in-review: Mobile phone thief thwarted by “Theftie”

It’s hard to keep up with the hundreds of security-specific headlines published every week. So, we’re rounding up the top news that affect you, your business, and the security and technology industry overall. This week we explore a thefties, Firefox vulns, and a warning: don’t upload your Slack credentials to Github! Check back every Friday to learn about t
Publish At:2016-04-30 01:50 | Read:4455 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Firefox Github law enforcement mobile security Mozi

Personal Security: Why you Should Update your OS & Internet Browser TODAY

  If you’re one of the people who is still stubbornly holding onto Windows XP (which stopped receiving support and security updates as of April 8, 2014), it’s time to let go. Likewise, if you’re using an outdated version of your preferred internet browser, it’s time to update. Right now. Why? In both scenarios, you’re putti
Publish At:2016-03-18 01:50 | Read:6523 | Comments:0 | Tags:Thought Leadership browser security Browser Update Chrome Fi

Firefox ban on SHA-1 certs causing some security issues, Mozilla warns

Mozilla has warned Firefox users that its decision to reject SHA-1 certificates has caused an unfortunate side effect: some man-in-the-middle devices, such as security scanners and antivirus products, are failing to connect to HTTPS sites.The browser maker advised any netizens affected by the interference to install the latest version of Firefox, which reins
Publish At:2016-01-08 06:20 | Read:3884 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment Technology Lab firefox Mozilla security sha-

Mintcast PUPs disable safebrowsing settings in Firefox

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2015-12-25 13:15 | Read:4444 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security adwareroi firefox mintcast Pieter Arntz PUP

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