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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.
Google has patched a vulnerability in the Chrome browser that allows an attacker to retrieve sensitive information from other sites via audio or video HTML tags.
A popular Firefox add-on is secretly logging users' browsing history, according to reports from the author of the uBlock Origin ad blocker and Mike Kuketz, a German privacy and security blogger.
As Bleeping Computer first reported back in January this year, Google has started rolling out support for built-in lazy loading inside Chrome.
Malwarebytes has released a Chrome and Firefox extension called "Malwarebytes Browser Extension (BETA)" that aims to protect your computer while browsing the web. When installed, this extension will block malicious sites, popups, tech support scams, and also acts as an advertising and tracking blocker.
Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in the Edge browser that could be abused against older versions to steal local files from a user's computer.
The Mozilla Foundation, the organization behind the Firefox browser, is working on adding a new feature to its browser that is similar to the Site Isolation feature that Google rolled out to Chrome users this year.
Mozilla engineers are preparing to remove one of the Firefox browser's oldest features âits built-in support for RSS and Atom feeds, and inherently, the "Live Bookmarks" feature.
Google has released today version 68 of the Chrome browser. This marks a milestone release for the browser maker, being the first version where Chrome will mark HTTP sites as "Not Secure."
Mozilla has added an experimental feature to the Firefox Nightly edition browser (63.0a1) that lets users control if a site is allowed to autoplay sound when it loads.
Google has secretly enabled a security feature called Site Isolation for 99% of its desktop users on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. This happened in Chrome 67, released at the end of May.
Opera Software announced today the addition of a cryptocurrency wallet app inside the Opera for Android browser, and by doing so, becoming the first browser vendor to provide a cryptocurrency wallet that's built into its browser offering.
Google and Mozilla have removed the Stylish browser extension from their respective add-on stores after the publication of a report this week that accused the extension of logging users' browser histories and sending the data to remote servers.
The release of Google Chrome 67 has reopened a "download bomb" bug that was exploited by tech support scammers last winter, and which had been fixed with the release of Chrome 65 in March 2018.
Brave, a lesser known but perfectly fine browser, launched a new version today that features a private browsing mode that automatically starts inside a Tor session.
Some of the protections against the Spectre CPU vulnerability introduced in modern browsers can be defeated, security researchers revealed this week.
Upcoming additions to the WebAssembly standard may render useless some of the mitigations put up at the browser level against Meltdown and Spectre attacks, according to John Bergbom, a security researcher at Forcepoint.