Security and user privacy protections included in browsers, ad blockers, and anti-tracking extensions are not as secure as everyone believes, a team of three academics from the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium (KU Leuven) have revealed yesterday.
Today Opera Software released Opera 52 as the latest stable version of their software. This version includes a faster ad blocker, new tab features, and new animations for error pages.
An advertising network is hiding in-browser cryptocurrency miners (cryptojacking scripts) in the ads it serves on customer sites, and has been doing so since December 2017, according to revelations made over the weekend by the Qihoo 360 Netlab team.
Google is set to activate Chrome's built-in ad blocker on February 15, according to an announcement the browser maker made today.
A US senator has asked the White House to look into the threat that malicious ads —also known as malvertising— pose to US government networks and computers.
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.
Google has just confirmed that a version of Chrome with built-in ad-blocking features is in the works, and the company hopes to release it in "early 2018."
Ad blockers, our last hope against the onslaught of malvertising campaigns, appear to have fallen, as today, Malwarebytes published new research detailing a malvertising campaign that successfully bypasses ad blockers to deliver their malicious payload.