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49 malicious Chrome extensions caught pickpocketing crypto wallets

byLisa VaasGoogle has kicked 49 malicious Chrome browser extensions out of its Web Store that were posing as cryptocurrency wallets in order to drain the contents of bona fide wallets. The extensions were discovered by researchers from MyCrypto – an open-source interface for the blockchain that helps store, send and receive cryptocurrency – and
Publish At:2020-04-16 07:57 | Read:667 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Data loss Google Google Chrome Malvertising M

Chrome may bring back ‘www’ with option to show full URLs

byLisa VaasEnough people must have griped about the loss of “www” and “https” in Chrome’s address bar to make Google rethink it: Chromium developers are testing a new Omnibox context menu that would give users the option to “Always Show Full URLs.”You can see what the final rendition of the “Show Full URLs̶
Publish At:2020-03-30 10:29 | Read:533 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Google Chrome Web Browsers Always Show Full URLs Cana

Firefox 76 will have option to enforce HTTPS-only connections

byJohn E DunnConverting websites from HTTP to HTTPS over the last decade must count as one of the most successful quiet security upgrades ever to affect web browsing.Using an HTTPS site means that your browser and the site establish an encrypted connection which can’t be snooped on by ISPs, rogue Wi-Fi access points, or anyone else trying to monitor the cont
Publish At:2020-03-27 10:24 | Read:555 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Google Mozilla Security threats Web Browsers browser

Apple Safari now blocks all third-party cookies by default

byLisa Vaas“The long wait is over,” Apple WebKit engineer John Wilander announced on Tuesday: the latest update to the Safari browser is blocking third-party cookies by default for all users.Safari 13.1 was released on Tuesday, bringing full cookie blocking and other updates to Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy feature.
Publish At:2020-03-26 11:38 | Read:457 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Safari Web Browsers browser fingerprints browser

COVID-19 disruption delays release of Chrome version 81

byJohn E DunnIt’s the COVID-19 shortage nobody expected – not toilet rolls, tinned goods or headache pills this time but Google software engineers.It’s a problem that many believe explains the abrupt decision by Google to delay the release of Chrome 81, the stable version of which was scheduled to start appearing on users’ computers on 17 March.This wa
Publish At:2020-03-20 07:42 | Read:599 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Google Chrome Web Browsers chrome Chrome 80 chrome 81

Cryptojacking is almost conquered – crushed along with coinhive.com

byDanny BradburyCryptojacking may not be entirely dead following the shutdown of a notorious cryptomining service, but it isn’t very healthy, according to a paper released this week.Cryptomining websites embed JavaScript code that forces the user’s browser to begin mining for cryptocurrency. The digital asset of choice is normally Monero, which i
Publish At:2020-03-19 08:57 | Read:550 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Security threats Web Browsers CoinHive crypto

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:652 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Mozilla Security threats Vulnerability Web Browsers

IE zero day and heap of RDP flaws fixed in February Patch Tuesday

byJohn E DunnWeeks after the world first got wind of it, Microsoft has finally patched the Internet Explorer (IE) zero-day flaw the company said in January was being used in “limited targeted attacks”.The fix is part of the February Patch Tuesday update that features a record 99 security vulnerabilities including 12 marked as ‘critical’ and 87 ‘important’.Th
Publish At:2020-02-15 12:44 | Read:795 | Comments:0 | Tags:Adobe Internet Explorer Microsoft Operating Systems Vulnerab

Google finds privacy holes in Safari’s ITP anti-tracking system

byJohn E DunnFar from protecting the security and privacy of Safari users as advertised, Apple’s much-vaunted Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) could leave them exposed to a raft of privacy issues, including – ironically – being tracked.That’s the surprising conclusion of a group of Google researchers who this week published a short but sharp
Publish At:2020-01-24 12:45 | Read:693 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Safari Google Privacy Web Browsers ad tracking b

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:910 | 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:1922 | 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:1836 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Browser

Seven iOS Web Browsers Compared

Apple's Safari is a great web browser, but there are many reasons why you may want to use another one on your iPhone or iPad (or even on your Mac). You may use Google services a lot, and find that Chrome helps you be more efficient; or you might want to use another browser because it's faster, or because it offers more privacy.It's easy to switch browsers on
Publish At:2015-06-24 04:10 | Read:6633 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Software & Apps Firefox Ghostery Google Chrome iCab Mo

Introducing Rook, Intego’s Kid Safe Browser

When you install Family Protector, you will notice a new app installed along with it, called Rook.Rook is Intego's kid safe web browser and is only available with Family Protector. Once you install Family Protector on your kid's device, the Rook web browser will automatically install along with it, and allows you to monitor the web browsing activities of you
Publish At:2015-06-09 22:10 | Read:5657 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To Intego Family Protector Tips Kid Safe Browser Rook we

How to clear out cookies, Flash cookies and local storage

This quick fix will show you how to clear out cookies and the cookie-like things that can be used to track you online.If you already know what cookies are all about then you can skip the next bit and go straight to the instructions.Why cookies are importantCookies are very small pieces of information given to your web browser by the sites you visit. Your bro
Publish At:2014-11-05 18:10 | Read:5929 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Safari Featured Firefox Google Chrome Internet Explore

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