The Weakest Link
The Hack Millions of People Are Installing Themselves
Security conscious users keep their operating system and other software up to date, but a huge risk is often overlooked: the underground trade of malicious browser extensions that people install themselves.
Old School 'Sniffing' Attacks Can Still Reveal Your Browsing History
The way that major browsers store history and structure links leaves them vulnerable to old school ‘sniffing’ attacks, according to new research from the University of California San Diego.
This Anarchist Browser Plug-In Wants You to Fight Fascism on the Internet
Help remove far-right propaganda from YouTube with this extension for Chrome and Firefox.
In This Game, Your Favorite Web Browsers Are Anime Babes in a Swimsuit Contest
In Space Live - Advent of the Net Idols, Chrome and Safari compete for virtual supremacy.
Peeling the Onion
CEO of Company Behind Tor Browser Exploit: 'I Wanted to Help Take a Person Down'
Logan Brown, the president and CEO of Exodus Intelligence, described some of the dynamics between law enforcement and the exploit industry during a recent panel.
Google Squashed a Chrome Extension that Flooded Ad Networks With Disinformation
For two years the AdNauseam extension helped desktop Chrome users obscure their ad profile—until Google disabled it last week.
Tor Project and Mozilla Making It Harder for Malware to Unmask Users
By making tweaks to how the Tor Browser connects to the anonymity network.
Mozilla Urges FBI to Disclose Potential Firefox Security Vulnerability
Mozilla has filed a brief in the Playpen case asking the FBI to give up its exploit to protect Firefox users—before showing it to the defense.
Why Your Browser Is Warning You About Pirate Bay
Major browsers all started blocking access to the website this week.
GCHQ Has Disclosed Over 20 Vulnerabilities This Year, Including Ones in iOS
But the agency wouldn't say whether it had exploited the vulnerabilities first.
The FBI May Be Sitting on a Firefox Vulnerability
A vulnerability used to hack visitors of a child pornography site may have much broader ramifications.
Sorry, Ad-Blocking Will Not Be Built Into Microsoft Edge
Contrary to earlier reports, the default web browser for Windows 10 will not be able to block ads right out of the gate.