Opera browser updated to stop crypto-currency mining

A new version of the Opera browser contains an anti-cryptocurrency mining feature that will surely be well-received by the majority of users.

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

How to remove all your cookies, cached data, and browsing history from Opera

David Bisson explains how Opera users can clear their caches, browsing history, and cookies for better privacy.

Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users vulnerable to Unicode domain phishing attacks

Attackers can evade a security mechanism and abuse Unicode domains to phish for the login credentials of Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users.

David Bisson reports.


Opera browser gets a free VPN – but you’ll need more than this to stay safe online

The desktop edition of the Opera web browser is getting a free, built-in VPN offering users a more secure and private browsing experience.

But can you trust it?

Read my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Opera’s network hacked, code-signing certificate stolen, used to spread malware

Opera Software, the Norwegian makers of the Opera browser, has gone public that its network was recently hacked. During the hack, criminals were able to steal “at least one” code-signing certificate, which they then used to sign malicious code.

Serious security holes fixed in Opera – but Mac App Store users left at risk again

It should go without saying that if you use Opera, you should update to version 12.13 as soon as possible.

But… what if you didn’t get your copy of Opera from the official website?

What if, instead, you acquired your version of Opera for Mac from Apple’s Mac App Store?

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?

Mac App Store exposes users to security risks, claims researcher

If you are using the Apple Mac App Store you might be putting your computer’s security at risk, because of the service’s tardy attitude to critical updates.

Firefox and Opera benefit from Operation Aurora fall-out

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Opera users urged to patch against security holes

Read more in my article at Naked Security.