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A week in security (December 23 – 29)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we continued our retrospective coverage with a look at how lawmakers in the United States treated online privacy this year, finding trends in multiple federal bills introduced in the Senate. Then we took a little break for the holidays. Other cybersecurity news: Now an annual tradition for close to a decade, SplashData u
Publish At:2019-12-30 16:50 | Read:313 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security Google Chrome online p

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:337 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Google Google Chrome Microsoft Privacy Web Browsers

Chrome 0-day exploit CVE-2019-13720 used in Operation WizardOpium

Executive summary Kaspersky Exploit Prevention is a component part of Kaspersky products that has successfully detected a number of zero-day attacks in the past. Recently, it caught a new unknown exploit for Google’s Chrome browser. We promptly reported this to the Google Chrome security team. After reviewing of the PoC we provided, Google confirmed th
Publish At:2019-11-12 01:05 | Read:438 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Incidents Google Chrome JavaScript Proof-of-Concept

A week in security (September 16 -22)

Last week on Labs, we sounded the alarm about the relaunch of Emotet, one of the year’s most dangerous forms of malware, with a new spam campaign. We also reported on how international students in UK are targeted by visa scammers, what CEOs think about a potential US data privacy law, and introduced Malwarebytes Browser Guard. Finally, we looked at the
Publish At:2019-09-23 23:25 | Read:664 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon Browser guard data destruction edu

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:730 | 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:772 | 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:496 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Chrome DNS over HTTPS Firefox Google Chrome

Google released a Chrome 61 update that patches 2 High-Risk Flaws

Google has just released an updated version of Chrome 61, version 61.0.3163.100, that addresses 3 security flaws, two of which rated high-severity. The new version is already available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users and includes a total of three vulnerabilities. The first high-risk bug, tracked as CVE-2017-5121, is an Out-of-bounds access in V8 reported b
Publish At:2017-09-23 09:15 | Read:2837 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Bug Bounty Chrome High-Risk Flaws Goo

Dissecting the Chrome Extension Facebook malware

It’s been a few days since Kaspersky Lab’s blog post about the Multi Platform Facebook malware that was spread through Facebook Messenger. At the same time as Kaspersky Lab were analyzing this threat, a few researchers where doing the same, including Frans Rosén, Security Advisor at Detectify. After Frans saw David’s tweet about the blog po
Publish At:2017-08-31 14:55 | Read:3050 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research Browser Plugins Google Chrome Social Engineering So

Is E2EMail a new beginning or the end for Google’s End-to-End?

Google’s end-to-end email encryption project that it started back in 2014 has left home. But has the Chrome extension really “flown the nest” as Google claimed last week? Or has it simply been abandoned and left to fend for itself?Turn back the clocks to 2013. Google promises end-to-end encryption in an effort to regai
Publish At:2017-03-01 22:10 | Read:3521 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Google Chrome Privacy email encryption open-source

Browser User Interface Security Threats

Google Chrome users beware, hackers are behind you.  Users may be tricked into downloading malware masquerading as a fix for corrupted fonts. Google Chrome users beware.  Users may be tricked into downloading malware masquerading as a fix for corrupted fonts. Hackers have been breaking into insecure websites and inserting JavaScript that waits for Chrome bro
Publish At:2017-01-24 17:00 | Read:3504 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Google Chrome MITB MITM privacy

The Changing Browser Add-on Security Model

With the latest release of Web browsers that include Microsoft’s Edge and new versions of Chrome and Firefox, software-makers are moving away from the older browser add-on architecture developed in the early days when Netscape walked among us. Back then, browsers were relatively simple pieces of software. While exploits such as Javascript-based malware
Publish At:2015-10-30 09:25 | Read:5526 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Cybersecurity Firefox Google Chrome Internet Explore

Google Patches Chrome, Changes Mixed Content Warnings

Google has made some changes to the way it presents browser warnings in Chrome.Starting with Chrome 46, don’t expect to see the yellow warning icon on HTTPS pages with minor errors. Google announced on Tuesday that it would start marking those pages with the neutral icon it uses on unencrypted HTTPS pages; the change, it said, will affect HTTPS pages w
Publish At:2015-10-14 15:35 | Read:2548 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Vulnerabilities Web Security Chrome 46 Chrome patches

Google Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Chrome 45

Tuesday turned out to be a busy day for browser makers.The three major vendors in the space—Google; Mozilla; and Microsoft—joined arms and announced their intent to stop support for the weakened RC4 encryption algorithm starting early next year.Google, having already announced it would pause Flash-based ads in Chrome yesterday, pushed through version 45 of t
Publish At:2015-09-02 23:00 | Read:3308 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Vulnerabilities Web Security AdWords amazon browser s

Adobe to Patch Hacking Team’s Flash Zero-Day

Adobe Systems Inc. says its plans to issue a patch on Wednesday to fix a zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player software that is reportedly being exploited in active attacks. The flaw was disclosed publicly over the weekend after hackers broke into and posted online hundreds of gigabytes of data from Hacking Team, a controversial Italian company thatR
Publish At:2015-07-07 17:55 | Read:3723 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Time to Patch Adobe Flash


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