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Browser Guard combats privacy abuse, tracking, clickbait, and scammers

In July 2018, we introduced the Malwarebytes Browser Extension, a beta plugin for Firefox and Chrome aimed at delivering a safer, faster, and more private browsing experience. Our extension blocked tech support scams, hijackers, pop-up ads, trackers, and more to keep users secure and free from online harassment. And thanks to our loyal Malwarebytes commu
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:1215 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news ad blocking browser Browser guard browser

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:1864 | 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:1749 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Browser

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:4090 | 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:4621 | 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:3086 | 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:4059 | 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:5296 | 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:4044 | 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:3506 | 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:3865 | 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:3515 | 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:3943 | 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:3941 | 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:3736 | Comments:0 | Tags:Windows Security Browsers Patches

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