Mozilla took a bit of heat this week after the organization force-installed a Mr. Robot promotional add-on in some Firefox browsers.
New research published yesterday reveals that putting your trust in Extended Validation ("EV") SSL certificates will not safeguard you from phishing sites and online fraud.
Google Chrome 63, which shipped yesterday evening, arrived with a new experimental feature called Strict Site Isolation that according to Google engineers is an additional security layer on top of Chrome's built-in sandboxing technology.
Google has started rolling out version 63 of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android users. Most changes in this version address under-the-hood features and bring speed improvements and better support for web standards.
Google has laid out a plan for blocking third-party applications from injecting code into the Chrome browser.
The operator of at least one website has been spotted using small windows hidden under the user's Windows taskbar to continue to operate an in-browser miner even after the user closed the main browser window.
Last week, Microsoft filed a patent for a new browser technology that will detect when users are visiting NSFW, questionable, or unsafe websites and switch to Private Browsing mode automatically.
Mozilla engineers are working on a notifications system for Firefox that shows a security warning to users visiting sites that have suffered data breaches.
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.
Mozilla will soon block the loading of data URIs in the Firefox navigation bar as part of a crackdown on phishing sites that abuse this protocol.
Google announced plans today for three new Chrome security features that will block websites from sneakily redirecting users to new URLs without the user or website owner's consent. One of these features has the potential to stop malvertising attacks.
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.
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.
The Tor Project has released a security update for the Tor Browser on Mac and Linux to fix a vulnerability that leaks users' real IP addresses.
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.