Unencrypted website? Expect to start being shamed by Google Chrome from January

Too many websites are being lax with the security of your passwords and credit card information, and Google says enough is enough.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Keep My Opt-Outs, the Google Chrome privacy extension, hasn’t been updated for years

There’s bad news for any of the 400,000+ users who rely upon Google’s Keep My Opt-Outs extension to stop advertisers tracking them across the net.

It hasn’t been updated for years.

To infinity and beyond! Unimaginably large bug-hunting prize fund announced by Google

Google says there are good reasons for making the Pwnium competition year-round.

Chrome web browser toughens up, blocking “deceptive” downloads

Google says Chrome will display a warning if it identifies a download that might be planning to mess with your browsing experience – such as changing your homepage without permission, or meddling with your browser settings.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Google Chrome to *finally* protect your passwords a little better

It looks like Google may have realised the error of its ways – and is considering a U-turn regarding how it protects passwords in Chrome.

Facebook profile viewer scams circulate, install suspicious extensions to mess with Firefox and Chrome

ThreatTrack security researcher Chris Boyd has detailed the latest in a growing number of attacks posing as “Facebook Profile Viewer” applications, but which actually aim to make sinister changes to victims’ web browsers.

Is Opera *really* the safest browser?

Opera, a relative minnow in the web browser market, is reckoned to be a more secure browser than the likes of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer – according to our online poll.

But maybe someone has influenced the vote?

Which web browser do you recommend? [POLL]

As browser makers beef up security in their products – which product do you recommend to friends who want to surf the web more safely?

Google: “State-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account”

Google has said that it will start to proactively warn internet users when it suspects that “state-sponsored attackers” have attempted to break into accounts.

Chrome falls in first five minutes at Pwn2Own vulnerability contest

Chrome’s boastful track record of fending off vulnerabilities in bug-hunting contests seems to have come to an end.

Google Chrome hack earns security researcher $60,000

A Russian security researcher has earned himself a tidy $60,000 by demonstrating how he could waltz past the security sandbox in Google’s Chrome browser to run unauthorised code on fully-patched Windows 7 computers.

Google Chrome to alert on malware downloads

Google says that the latest beta version of its popular Chrome browser incorporates a new security feature to warn users that they are trying to download malicious software from a website.

Out-of-date plugins for Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari? Mozilla can help

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Leet Chrome bug finders can bag $1337 reward from Google

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Google Chrome updated to patch security vulnerabilities

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Security updates for Google Chrome and Firefox

Read more in my article at Naked Security.