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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:425 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Data loss Google Google Chrome Malvertising M

Google removed 49 Chrome Extensions that were hijacking cryptocurrency wallets

Google has removed 49 new Chrome browser extensions from its official Web Store that hide the code to hijack cryptocurrency wallets. Google has removed 49 new Chrome browser extensions from its official Web Store that contain the code to steal sensitive information and hijack cryptocurrency wallets. The Chrome browser extensions were discovered by rese
Publish At:2020-04-15 12:27 | Read:417 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Hacking Malware Chrome

Google and Mozilla address serious flaws in Firefox and Chrome browsers

Google and Mozilla released new versions of Chrome and Firefox browsers to addressed several high-severity vulnerabilities. Mozilla has released Firefox version 75 that includes six security patches for the desktop, and two patches targeting to address vulnerabilities in the Android app. “With today’s release, a number of improvements will
Publish At:2020-04-09 14:28 | Read:431 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Chrome Firefox Google hacking news in

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:345 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Google Chrome Web Browsers Always Show Full URLs Cana

Google addresses high severity bugs in Chrome

Google released security updates to address multiple high-severity vulnerabilities in the popular Chrome browser. Google released security updates to address multiple high-severity vulnerabilities in Chrome, the tech giant also announced a pause for upcoming releases of the popular browser. The version 80.0.3987.149 is available for download for Windo
Publish At:2020-03-22 08:25 | Read:508 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Chrome Hacking information security n

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:415 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Google Chrome Web Browsers chrome Chrome 80 chrome 81

Chrome extension cons cryptocurrency users out of hardware wallet key

byDanny BradburyCryptocurrency security company Ledger has warned users about a rogue Chrome extension that dupes its victims into giving up the keys to their crypto wallets.Cryptocurrency owners need a wallet just like users of regular cash do. Instead of cash, however, crypto wallets hold digital keys – which grant users access to the blockchain addr
Publish At:2020-03-06 08:12 | Read:516 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Security threats Blockchain chrome Chrome ext

Chrome Incognito mode – not as secure as you think

Whether you’re looking for health information, or shopping for a surprise present for a loved one, there are times when you don’t want your Internet browsing to be tracked. And this is where the Chrome Incognito browser mode is supposed to help. Incognito does not mean what you think According to the dictionary, incognito is an adjective that means “having o
Publish At:2020-03-02 10:48 | Read:431 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Security chrome Privacy Safe Browsing

Google fixes Chrome zero-day flaw exploited in the wild

Google has released Chrome 80 update that addresses three high-severity vulnerabilities, one of them has been exploited in the wild. Google has released Chrome 80 update (version 80.0.3987.122) that addresses three high-severity vulnerabilities, including a zero-day issue (CVE-2020-6418) that has been exploited in the wild. The CVE-2020-6418 vulnerability
Publish At:2020-02-25 12:23 | Read:542 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Chrome CVE-2020-6418 hacking news it s

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:581 | 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:643 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Google Google Chrome Microsoft Privacy Web Browsers

A week in security (October 7 – 13)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we peered into the possible future of cybersecurity insurance, described the process for securing today’s managed service provider, and provided an in-depth explainer on the business espionage tactic known as “war shipping.” Further, in considering the intersection of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and National Dom
Publish At:2019-10-14 23:20 | Read:1060 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon body cams bots chrome cybersecurit

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:1591 | 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:1424 | 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:975 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Chrome DNS over HTTPS Firefox Google Chrome

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