Certificate Authority (CA) StartCom announced last week, on Friday, its intention to cease operations by 2018, and completely shut down its certificate infrastructure by 2020.
Unbeknown to most users, Mozilla added a privacy-enhancing feature to the Firefox browser over the summer that can help users block online advertisers from tracking them across the Internet.
A glitch in the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC) computer system kept an inmate in prison for five extra months. Human error was also involved.
In less than a week, Mozilla will flip the switch on a completely new browser with the release of Firefox 57, a version that's been rebuilt with a new browser engine core, a new user interface, revamped settings panel, and with a new add-ons API.
Firefox 57, scheduled for release next week, will add a new option to allows users to turn on the browser's Tracking Protection feature all the time, not just in Private Browsing mode.
Users of the Firefox Xmarks bookmark syncing add-on are reporting various problems with the plugin, some of which include corrupted bookmarks, failed sync operations, or popup spamming.
Open Whisper Systems, the company behind the Signal IM service, has finally launched standalone desktop applications for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Mozilla engineers have borrowed yet another feature from the Tor Browser and starting with version 58 Firefox will block attempts to fingerprint users using the HTML5 canvas element.
Late yesterday afternoon, Google announced plans to deprecate and eventually remove PKP support from the Chromium open-source browser, which indirectly means from Chrome.
In an attempt to dispell rumors that its software is being used as a backdoor into users' computers, Kaspersky Labs said today it would subject its security products to an independent third-party source code review.
Google Chrome engineers are considering adding a special browser permission that will thwart the rising trend of in-browser cryptocurrency miners.
Google released earlier today version 62 of its Chrome browser that comes with quite a few new features but also fixes for 35 security issues.
Russia has fined Telegram 800,000 Russian ruble — approximately $14,000 — for failing to comply with a government order that required the company to provide access to encrypted conversations to Russian intelligence agency FSB.
Last week, Adobe claimed it wouldn't release security updates for the first time since July 2012 because it had nothing to patch. Less than six days later, the company released a critical update for Flash Player that fixes a zero-day vulnerability exploited in live attacks.
A new report released earlier this week estimates that Kotlin will surpass Java as the primary programming language used for Android apps by December 2018.
Gjoko Krstic, a security researcher with Zero Science Labs, has discovered secret hard-coded accounts in thermal security cameras manufactured by FLIR Systems, Inc., one of the largest vendor of such products.
Both Office Depot and Best Buy have removed Kaspersky Lab products from shelves. The ban has been in effect since mid-September, and the two chains are offering existing Kaspersky customers replacement security software.