Google announced earlier this week plans to enable Safe Browsing support for the Android WebView component, a stripped-down browser that comes with all Android versions.
Only 4.9 percent of today's websites utilize Flash code, a number that has plummeted from a 28.5 percent market share recorded at the start of 2011.
Google has moved Chrome 66 to the stable channel and starting earlier today has begun updating users to the browser's new major version — Chrome 66.0.3359.117.
Google engineers plan to improve user privacy and security by putting a short lifespan on cookies delivered via HTTP connections. Google hopes that the move will force website developers and advertisers to send cookies via HTTPS, which "provides significant confidentiality protections against [pervasive monitoring] attacks."
Three major browser makers —Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla—have put their official backing behind a new W3C API called Web Authentication (WebAuthn) that is advertised as a reliable alternative to passwordless online authentication.
Mozilla will follow in the steps of Google Chrome and start blocking the loading of FTP subresources inside HTTP and HTTPS pages.
Google engineers are testing a shortcut in the Chrome right-click context menu that will simplify the process of inserting an emoji inside a page's form fields.
For at past nine years, Mozilla has been using an insufficiently strong encryption mechanism for the "master password" feature.
The Mozilla Foundation has released a new stable version of Firefox —version 59— that comes with speed improvements, privacy-enhancing features, but also a new Firefox release dedicated to Amazon Fire TV users.
Three in-browser cryptocurrency mining scripts ranked first, second, and fourth in Check Point's most active malware top ten, outranking classic high-output malware distribution infrastructures such as spam botnets, malvertising, and exploit kit operations.
Google has released Chrome 65 earlier today, and this new browser version comes with new APIs, the blocking of tab-under redirects, and 45 security fixes.
Mozilla will add an option in Firefox 60 that will let users disable and hide the Firefox Sync option in the Firefox settings panel.
Google announced earlier today plans to mark all HTTP sites as "Not Secure" in Chrome, starting with July 2018, when the company plans to release Google Chrome 68.
The operators of some tech support scam websites have found a new trick to block visitors on their shady sites and scare non-technical users into paying for unneeded software or servicing fees.
Firefox 59 will strip referrer information from URLs while the user is in Private Browsing mode. The measure is meant to safeguard users from accidental data leaks of sensitive information.
Future versions of Google Chrome will feature built-in support for lazy loading, a mechanism to defer the loading of images and iframes if they are not visible on the user's screen at load time.
Google has released Chrome 64 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, and this new Chrome version brings improvements to the browser's built-in ad blocker, a bunch of developer and web standards-related changes.