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Bug in Grammarly browser extension exposes what a user ever writes

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month 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 • 2 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 • 3 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 • 12 months 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.

Both malvertising and ad blockers saw huge growth in 2016

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

Advertising is at the heart of internet business. Malvertising is up, however, and so is ad blocking. Is something going to change?

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