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Alternatives to the Google Chrome web browser

Approximately 7 in 10 people use the Google Chrome web browser. It’s fast, reliable and free – exactly what most of need to surf the web. But Google Chrome is also a terrible snoop. Every website you visit is logged and sent back to Google to help them build a profile about you and your interests. That profile is then used to decide what adverts you see as y
Publish At:2021-02-22 06:46 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Tips browser chrome

Watch out! ‘The Great Suspender’ Chrome extension contains Malware

Google removed the popular The Great Suspender from the official Chrome Web Store for containing malware and deactivated it from the users’ PC. Google on Thursday removed The Great Suspender extension from the Chrome Web Store. Million of users have installed the popular Chrome extension, the IT giant also took the proactive measure of deactivating
Publish At:2021-02-06 14:12 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Chrome Chrome Extension hackin

Update now! Chrome patches zero-day that was exploited in the wild

A Chrome patch has been issued with an advisory stating that the Stable channel has been updated to 88.0.4324.150 for Windows, Mac and Linux. The only noteworthy thing about this update is a patch for a zero-day vulnerability that has been actively exploited in the wild. But that one looks to be extremely important. Which zero-day got patched? Publicly
Publish At:2021-02-05 09:24 | Read:187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities Social engineering C&C chrome c

Google addresses Chrome zero-day flaw actively exploited in the wild

Google has addressed an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-21148, with the release of the Chrome 88.0.4324.150 version. Google released Chrome 88.0.4324.150 version that addressed an actively exploited zero-day security vulnerability. The vulnerability is a Heap buffer overflow that resides in the V8, which is an open-source
Publish At:2021-02-04 23:12 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Chrome hacking news information securi

Browser sync—what are the risks of turning it on?

Modern browsers include synchronization features (like Google Chrome’s Sync) so that all your browsers, on all your devices, share the same tabs, passwords, plugins, and other features. While this is certainly convenient, particularly when you’re migrating to a new device, synchronizing browsers also comes with some risks. What is browser sync
Publish At:2021-02-03 18:24 | Read:273 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy bookmarks browlock browser browsers byob chrome chro

Google FLoC puts ad trackers on a cookie-free diet

Cookie tracking is dying and Google needs a replacement. It’s betting on FLoC, an ad tracking technology that lets it understand people’s behaviour while respecting their privacy. Google has announced that its tests show promising signs that FLoC is working. Is this a milestone on the road to more privacy, or just better concealed tracking tec
Publish At:2021-01-27 14:48 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Privacy chrome cookie replacement cookies floc Goo

A week in security (January 18 – January 24)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at changes to WhatsApp’s privacy policy, we provided information about Malwarebytes being targeted by the same threat actor that was implicated in the SolarWinds breach, we told the story of ZeroLogon, looked at the pros and cons of Zoom watermarking, studied the vulnerabilities in dnsmasq called DNSpooq, asked if Ti
Publish At:2021-01-25 12:06 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Malwarebytes news bec Brave chrome Cisco

Chrome wants to make your passwords stronger

A common sentiment, shared by many people down the years, is that storing passwords in browsers is a bad idea. Malware, for example, would specifically target password storage in browsers and plunder everything in sight. Password managers weren’t exactly flying off the shelves back in 2007, your only real options were home grown. People ended up saving l
Publish At:2021-01-22 17:48 | Read:200 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy browser chrome encrypted malware password manager pa

Sophisticated hacking campaign uses Windows and Android zero-days

Google Project Zero researchers uncovered a sophisticated hacking campaign that targeted Windows and Android users. The Google Project Zero team has recently launched an initiative aimed at devising new techniques to detect 0-day exploits employed in attacks in the wild. While partnering with the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG), the experts discovered
Publish At:2021-01-12 21:24 | Read:239 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Android Chrome hacking news inform

Experts spotted browser malicious extensions for Instagram, Facebook and others

Avast researchers reported that three million users installed 28 malicious Chrome or Edge extensions that could perform several malicious operations. Avast Threat Intelligence researchers spotted malicious Chrome and Edge browser extensions that were installed by over 3 million users. The extensions were designed to steal user’s data (i.e. birth
Publish At:2020-12-17 09:42 | Read:265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Chrome Chrome extensions Edge Hacking

Hat trick for Google as it patches two more zero-days in Chrome

Slightly over a week ago we advised you to update your Chrome browser. That warning came only a week or so after we advised you to update your Chrome browser. Things are getting a bit repetitive round here. Today, we are compelled to repeat that statement as Google has issued patches for two new zero-day vulnerabilities. Someone tipped Google off about
Publish At:2020-11-12 21:23 | Read:675 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities chrome cve-2020-16013 cve-2020-

Google addresses two new Chrome zero-day flaws

Google has released Chrome version 86.0.4240.198 that addresses two additional zero-day vulnerabilities that were exploited in the wild. Google has addressed two zero-day vulnerabilities, actively exploited in the wild, with the release of Chrome version 86.0.4240.198. The IT giant has fixed a total of five Chrome zero-day vulnerabilities in only three
Publish At:2020-11-12 07:17 | Read:356 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Chrome hacking news information securi

Google and Mozilla fixed issues exploited at 2020 Tianfu Cup hacking contest

Mozilla and Google have already fixed the critical flaws in Firefox and Chrome exploited by bug bounty hunters at 2020 Tianfu Cup hacking contest. Mozilla and Google have already addressed the critical Firefox and Chrome vulnerabilities that were recently exploited by white hat hackers at the 2020 Tianfu Cup hacking contest. The vulnerability in Chrome
Publish At:2020-11-11 15:41 | Read:548 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security 2020 Tianfu Cup Chrome Firefo

Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes CVE-2020-17087 currently under active exploitation

Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates for November 2020 address 112 flaws, including a Windows bug that was chained with Chrome issues in attacks. Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates for November 2020 address 112 vulnerabilities in multiple products, including Microsoft Windows, Office and Office Services and Web Apps, Internet Explorer (IE), Edge (EdgeHTML-based a
Publish At:2020-11-11 04:30 | Read:712 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Chrome CVE-2020-17087 Hacking hacking

S3 Ep5: Chrome, Flash and malware for sale [Podcast]

byPaul DucklinIn this episode: a zero-day bug in Chrome for Android, the imminent death of Adobe Flash, the evolution of “malware-as-a-service“, and the malware risks from image search. Also (oh! no!), why you should take care before you pair.Presenters: Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin.Intro and outro music: Edith Mudge.LISTEN NOWCl
Publish At:2020-11-05 12:12 | Read:414 | Comments:0 | Tags:Uncategorized Buer chrome Cybercrime Exploit Google malware

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