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How a boobytrapped PDF file could exploit your Chrome browser – and it’s not Adobe’s fault!

PDFium, Chrome’s default PDF reader, contained an exploitable vulnerability that could have resulted in malicious code being run on innocent users’ systems.

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


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Another nail in Flash’s coffin. Google Chrome to block Flash by default on most websites

Google Chrome, the world’s most popular web browser, is banging another nail into Adobe Flash’s coffin… in preference for HTML5.


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Better History Chrome extension goes rogue, hijacks browsers and displays ads

A third-party Chrome extension, supposed to make management of your browsing history simpler, has been kicked out of the Chrome web store after users accused it of hijacking their browsing, fiddling with links and opening webpages displaying ads.

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


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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Chrome extensions raid your Steam account

Remember, the fact that an add-on or extension has been made available for your browser is no guarantee that it hasn’t been coded with malice in mind.


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Nvidia graphic card bug could expose your private porn habit

Think that your Google Chrome incognito private browsing session will stay secret?

I hope you don’t have an Nvidia graphics card in your computer…

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


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Another nail in Adobe Flash’s coffin – Chrome to block Flash ads from September 1st

Google’s move away from Flash will help reduce malvertising – the rogue web adverts that can infect your computer with malware as you browse a legitimate website.


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Now Google Chrome warns if your browser has been hijacked

Browser hijacking is a big problem.

So I’m pleased to see Google doing more to help Windows users who are suffering from the shady toolbars and add-ons that fiddle with Chrome’s settings.


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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.


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Google Chrome to help unsafe, insecure XP users surf the net… putting the rest of us at risk

Gee thanks for nothing Google. Your latest decision regarding Chrome could put many of us at risk on the internet.


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Why you shouldn’t store your passwords in Google’s Chrome browser

Unlike rivals, when you tell your Chrome browser to remember a password it doesn’t give you the option to protect the information with a strong master password.


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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.


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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.


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Super Mario data-slurping scare hits the Google Chrome web store

Fancy a game of Super Mario for free? Well, be careful – because although you may not have to pay any money for it, you might just be giving away a lot of your private data.


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Don’t panic! The ragtime jazz virus hasn’t infected Gmail

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Google plugs high-risk hole in Chrome browser

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Don’t download Google Chrome for Mac or Linux

When Google released its very own web-browser, called Chrome, last year it generated enormous attention and many Windows users rushed to try it out.


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