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Google is building an ad-blocker into Google Chrome, report claims

Google, an advertising company, is planning to introduce ad-blocking technology into the world’s most popular web browser – Google Chrome.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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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.


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Firefox 52 warns when you try to enter passwords on non-encrypted websites

Mozilla patches 28 security vulnerabilities and protects users from entering their sensitive information on insecure webpages.


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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.


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Couldn’t care less about Pokémon Go? Get this Chrome extension

Chrome users may be interested in a new browser extension called PokeGone: Remove Pokemon from the Internet! Sick and tired of hearing about Pokemon? PokeGone will take care of that! This extension will stop your eyes from seeing grown adults raving on about Pokemon – simple as. Remove all traces of Pokemon from the internet


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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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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.


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Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability exploited by hackers to infect IE and Firefox users

Adobe has warned that online criminals are attacking Internet Explorer and Firefox users via an as-yet-unpatched zero day vulnerability in Adobe Flash.

Do you know how to enable Click to Play in your browser to protect yourself?


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Adobe patches second Flash zero-day vulnerability ahead of schedule

Ahead of schedule, Adobe begins to automatically update Flash against another actively-exploited security hole.


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Google blocking all bit.ly links as malicious [now fixed]

Hopefully this is a false alarm.

Let’s hope it gets fixed soon, because boy oh boy it’s going to be inconvenient.


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bitdefender.com

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.


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