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Chrome Flaw Allows Sites to Secretly Record Audio/Video Without Indication

May 30th, 2017

What if your laptop is listening to everything that is being said during your phone calls or other people near your laptop and even recording video of your surrounding without your knowledge?

Sounds really scary! Isn’t it? But this scenario is not only possible but is hell easy to accomplish.

A UX design flaw in the Google’s Chrome browser could allow malicious websites to record audio or

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Websites Can Now Track You Online Across Multiple Web Browsers

February 15th, 2017

You might be aware of websites, banks, retailers, and advertisers tracking your online activities using different Web “fingerprinting” techniques even in incognito/private mode, but now sites can track you anywhere online — even if you switch browsers.

A team of researchers has recently developed a cross-browser fingerprinting technique — the first reliable technique to accurately track users

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Opera Browser Sync Service Hacked; Users’ Data and Saved Passwords Compromised

August 27th, 2016

Opera has reset passwords of all users for one of its services after hackers were able to gain access to one of its Cloud servers this week.

Opera Software reported a security breach last night, which affects all users of the sync feature of its web browser.
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So, if you’ve been using Opera’s Cloud Sync service, which allows users to synchronize their browser data and settings

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Comodo’s so-called ‘Secure Internet Browser’ Comes with Disabled Security Features

February 3rd, 2016

Beware Comodo Users!

Have you Safeguarded your PC with a Comodo Antivirus? Then you need to inspect your system for privacy and security concerns.
First of all, make sure whether your default browser had been changed to “Chromodo” — a free browser offered by Comodo Antivirus.
If your head nod is “Yes,” then you could be at risk!
Chromodo browser, which is supplied along with the installation of Comodo Anti-Virus Software and marketed as ‘Private Internet Browser’ for better security and privacy, automatically overrides system settings to set itself as your ‘Default Browser.’
And secondly, the main security concern about Comodo Antivirus is that the Chromodo browser has ‘Same Origin Policy’ (SOP) disabled by default.
Google’s security researcher Tavis Ormandy, recently shouted at Comodo for disabling SOP by default in its browser settings that violates one of the strongest browser security policy.

Ormandy notes that “all shortcuts are replaced with Chromodo links and all settings, cookies, etc are imported from Chrome. They also hijack DNS settings, among other shady practices.”

Moreover, this is a total unethical movement to change default browser settings without users’ knowledge.
Same Origin Policy (SOP) is one of the browser security policies that permits scripts running in a web browser to only make requests to pages on the same domain.
If enabled, Same Origin Policy will prevent malicious scripts on one page from obtaining access to sensitive data on another web page.

What If, Same Origin Policy is Disabled


To understand this, assume you are logged into Facebook and somehow visits a malicious website in another tab.

With SOP disabled, various malicious script files on that website could take over the control of your Facebook profile, allowing malicious actors to compromise your account with access to your private messages, post status updates, etc.
The same thing Comodo is doing with its users, by default disabling SOP in Chromodo that could allow attackers to:
  • Steal session authentication cookies.
  • Perform malicious actions through script code.
  • Even Replace trusted websites with attacker-created HTML design.

How to Check, If your Browser has SOP Enabled/Disabled

If you are still unsure whether your browser is SOP disabled, then visit this link.
If you are getting a prompt as “Browser appears to be fine,” then you are out of danger.
But, if you are getting a negative approach such as “Your browser is not enforcing the SOP,” you are advised to migrate to other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox for your self-defense against any malicious attack.
Stay Safe! Safe Tuned!

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How to Fix Chrome Massive Memory Usage? Simply Try ‘Chrome 45’ for Faster Performance

September 4th, 2015

Rejoice Chrome users!

Google has made major improvements to its Chrome web browser that would once again make it one of the least memory eater browsers in the market.

Although Chrome is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide due to its simplicity and power, most people aren’t happy with it because it uses too much memory and power.

Google has now solved these problems. The

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Microsoft Could Kill Internet Explorer; New Spartan Browser Coming Soon

December 30th, 2014

Bad News for Internet Explorer fans, if any! Microsoft’s almost 20 years old Web browser with a big blue E sign might soon be a thing of the past.

With the arrival of Windows 10, probably by next fall, Microsoft could come up with its brand new browser that’s more similar to Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome, but less like Internet Explorer (IE), according to a recent report published

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