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Brave browser adds private tabs with Tor for 'enhanced privacy protection'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

Launched in 2016, Brave itself is a niche open-source browser with ambitious and sometimes unique goals, including blocking ads while still paying content creators directly from users themselves.

Firefox is adding 'Have I Been Pwned' alerts

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

HaveIBeenPwned.com maintains a database of major breaches, so people can know when sensitive data including usernames and passwords are stolen by hackers.

Bug in Grammarly browser extension exposes what a user ever writes

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 9 months ago

The browser extension has access to virtually everything a user types and therefore an attacker could access a huge trove of private data.

Firefox vulnerability allowing for arbitrary code execution is fixed

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 9 months ago

The bug presented possible attackers with an incredibly potent phishing tool for common attacks like ransomware.

Opera adds cryptojacking defense to latest desktop browser

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 10 months ago

Opera's version 50 will be the first browser with an anti-cryptojacking feature baked in from the beginning.

Mozilla weighs following Chrome in mistrusting Symantec certs

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

A blog post by the maker of the Firefox browser says Chrome engineers are correct in their assessment of the problems with Symantec-issued internet security certificates — but they may have gone too far by proposing to distrust them.

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