Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera are vulnerable to a new variation of an older attack that allows phishers to register and pass fake domains as the websites of legitimate services, such as Apple, Google, eBay, and others.
As everyone kind of expected, Google Chrome, the world's leading browser with a comfortable market share of above 50%, is also the most installed software package.
Opera Software released today version 44 of the Opera web browser. This release's main feature is support for Apple's new Touch Bar display, which the company added for recent MacBook models.
Browser autofill profiles are a reliable phishing vector that allow attackers to collect information from users via hidden fields, which the browser automatically fills with preset personal information and which the user unknowingly sends to the attacker when he submits a form.
On its 20th birthday, Opera Software released yesterday Opera 42, the first browser ever to include a built-in currency converter.
Roskomnadzor has had secret meetings with Opera representatives, during which Russia's communications regulator has asked Opera Software to implement a site blocking feature in Opera's Turbo Mode.
Google revealed that Chrome had secretly received a speed boost on Windows since the start of September after its engineers had integrated a technology known as Profile Guided Optimization.