Tag: Chrome

Visitors To High-Profile Websites Affected By Malvertising

A week ago, some visitors to high-profile websites were redirected to browser exploits that installed malware on their PCs, courtesy of the malware advertisements on those websites. The malicious advertisements were discovered between August 19 and August 22, and users didn’t have to click these advertisements to be infected. Researchers from Dutch security firm Fox-IT […]

Who Are Data Brokers And Why Are They After You?

Last month, 30 companies including Adobe, AOL, and Salesforce were charged for violating the EU data transfer agreement. These companies had data brokers who sold detailed user profiles to third parties. A data broker is essentially a consumer data company that sells your information to advertisers or other parties for financial gains. Brokers get hold […]

New Facebook Scam Fools Users Into Hacking Their Own Accounts

A new Facebook scam promising users the ability to hack anyone’s account is only a guide towards hacking your own account. The scam lures users by providing a guaranteed access to anyone’s account in three easy steps. But following the steps make users hack their own page, via a method termed as Self-XXS, which makes […]

US Court Opens Gmail to Search Warrants

A court in New York recently handed down a ruling that allowed authorities full unrestricted access to a Gmail account with a warrant. This ruling sets a precedent to treat email accounts as hard drives, providing law enforcement with the authority to seize all communications (including saved drafts) and contacts in order to determine what […]


Microsoft’s Emergency Update Revokes Fraudulent Certificates

Microsoft has recently noticed some fake digital certificates that impersonated Google and Yahoo; and there might be some hidden bogus certificates still floating around, waiting to be discovered. To keep things safe, the tech giant has issued an urgent update for many versions of Windows. In the new update, Microsoft has eliminated trust for the […]

Google Reveals New End-to-End Encryption Scheme for Chrome

Google has announced their plans to bring full, end-to-end encryption capabilities to their Chrome web browser in the form of a new plugin which should be released sometime within the next six months if all goes according to script. For the past several months, Google has been scrambling to encrypt their servers, data centers, the […]

Ask.fm Redirecting to Malware Sites, Blocked in Turkey

Popular social networking site Ask.fm has been redirecting users to malware sites, according to security researchers at Netcraft. The malware sites encourage users to install fake Java and Flash updates. Netcraft explains that users that click these downloads end up with unwanted pop-up ads. Rather than downloading a Java update, victims will instead end up […]

Internet Explorer Gets Critical Update After 7 Long Months

Microsoft has announced its plans to release an update for Internet Explorer 8 that’s been over half a year in the making. Published on Thursday by the Zero Day Initiative, the hosts of the annual Pwn2Own contest claim that though Microsoft has known about the exploit for months, the complexity of this issue in particular […]

Win Mozilla’s $10,000 Bug Bounty for Upcoming Firefox Release

Mozilla is no stranger to bounties. They have provided bounty rewards for discovering bugs in their software in the past. Their “Bug Bounty Program” rewards individuals $500 for high severity and $3,000 for critical bugs. This is an ongoing offering, but it is separate from the recently announced $10,000 bounty. So what is this new […]