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.
The times when exploit kits (EKs) were known to be the breeding ground of new zero-days is long gone, and most EKs nowadays live off older vulnerabilities, meaning that keeping your browser, OS, and Flash Player up-to-date is enough to safeguard you from today's top web-based threats.
A weird Edge bug that was fixed earlier this month, allows a malicious website to retrieve content from other sites by playing audio files in a malformed manner that produces unintended consequences.
The Microsoft Edge browser will gain the ability to block auto-playing media, such as sounds and web videos. The feature was announced today for Edge browsers part of Insiders program, Microsoft's testing ground for new Windows 10 features.
Google announced plans today to gradually remove the option of installing Chrome extensions from a remote website, also known as an "inline installation."
The Mozilla team has rolled out a new Test Pilot experiment that lets users customize some of their browser's user interface element colors.
Google released earlier today Chrome 67, the latest stable release of its web browser. According to changelogs released with Chrome 67, this version adds support for a Generic Sensors API, improves AR and VR experiences, and deprecates the HTTP-Based Public Key Pinning (HPKP) security feature.
Security researchers have discovered a new banking trojan named BackSwap that uses never-before-seen techniques to facilitate the theft of online funds.
Mozilla developers are working on an improved Tracking Protection system for the Firefox browser that will land in version 63, scheduled for release in mid-October.
Mozilla is rolling out support for a two-step authentication process for Firefox Accounts, the credentials system that protects bookmarks, passwords, open tabs and other data synchronized between devices via the Firefox Sync feature.
Google announced earlier today plans to drop the "Secure" indicator from the Chrome URL address bar and only show a lock icon when the user is navigating to an HTTPS-secured website.
Mozilla is making it easier to hide tabs and clean up crowded tab bars, helping users better manage their tabs and keep an organized work environment.
The Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 60 earlier today. The highlights of this new Firefox version are support for a policy engine for deploying Firefox across enterprise environments, support for the WebAuthn passwordless authentication system, and the addition of sponsored stories (ads) for US users.
Mozilla announced this week plans to show sponsored content to US users starting with the release of Firefox 60. The sponsored content will appear as suggested stories inside Firefox New Tab page. The stories will be pulled from Pocket's recommendation list.
Google said this week that Chrome 66 now blocks "about half" of the videos that feature auto-playing sound. Engineers added this feature in Chrome 66, released in mid-April.
A team of academics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam has developed a new hacking technique that uses embedded graphics processing units (GPUs) and support for WebGL to carry out a Rowhammer attack.
Although Chrome and Firefox are very popular, it doesn't mean you have to use them. Depending on your needs and browsing habits, there may very well be another browser that's a better fit. In this article we take a look at six alternative browsers that have different strengths & features.
Mozilla engineers are planning to add a new security feature to Firefox with the addition of same-site cookie support in Firefox 60, scheduled for release next month, on May 9.
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.