Archive for the ‘Google Chrome’ Category

Microsoft building Chrome-based browser to replace Edge on Windows 10

December 4th, 2018
It is no secret how miserably Microsoft's 3-year-old Edge web browser has failed to compete against Google Chrome despite substantial investment and continuous improvements. According to the latest round of tech rumors, Microsoft has given up on Edge and reportedly building a new Chromium-based web browser, dubbed project codename "Anaheim" internally, that will replace Edge on Windows 10

Posted in Browser Rendering Engines, browser security, Chrome Web Browser, Chromium, Edge web browser, Google Chrome, microsoft, Microsoft Edge browser | Comments (0)

Google Will Charge Android Phone Makers to Use Its Apps In Europe

October 17th, 2018
Would you prefer purchasing an Android device that doesn't have any apps or services from Google? No Google Maps, No Gmail, No YouTube! And NOT even the Google Play Store—from where you could have installed any Android apps you want Because if you live in Europe, from now on, you have to spend some extra cash on a smartphone with built-in Google services, which were otherwise until now

Posted in Android, Android Operating system, antitrust fine, antitrust laws, European Commission, google, Google Chrome, Google Play Store, Google Search Engine, Google Services, Technology News | Comments (0)

Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari Plans to Disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020

October 15th, 2018
All major web browsers, including Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox, altogether today announced to soon remove support for TLS 1.0 (20-year-old) and TLS 1.1 (12-year-old) communication encryption protocols. Developed initially as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, Transport Layer Security (TLS) is an updated cryptographic protocol used to

Posted in Apple Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge browser, safari update, SSL Certificate, SSL TLS security, TLS encryption, Web browser security | Comments (0)

Google Announces 5 Major Security Updates for Chrome Extensions

October 2nd, 2018
Google has made several new announcements for its Chrome Web Store that aims at making Chrome extensions more secure and transparent to its users. Over a couple of years, we have seen a significant rise in malicious extensions that appear to offer useful functionalities, while running hidden malicious scripts in the background without the user's knowledge. However, the best part is that

Posted in browser hacking, browser security, chrome extension, chrome extension development, Chrome security, cybersecurity, Google Chrome, Google Chrome Extension, Google Security, two-factor authentication | Comments (0)

Someone Hijacks A Popular Chrome Extension to Push Malware

July 31st, 2017

Phishers have recently hacked an extension for Google Chrome after compromising the Chrome Web Store account of German developer team a9t9 software and abused to distribute spam messages to unsuspecting users.

Dubbed Copyfish, the extension allows users to extract text from images, PDF documents and video, and has more than 37,500 users.

Unfortunately, the Chrome extension of Copyfish has

Posted in adware, adware extention, Chrome exploit, chrome extension, Google Chrome, hacking chrome browser, hacking news, phishing attack, windows adware | Comments (0)

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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This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera

April 17th, 2017

A Chinese infosec researcher has reported about an “almost impossible to detect” phishing attack that can be used to trick even the most careful users on the Internet.

He warned, hackers can use a known vulnerability in the Chrome, Firefox and Opera web browsers to display their fake domain names as the websites of legitimate services, like Apple, Google, or Amazon to steal login or financial

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Microsoft, Google to Block Flash by Default in Edge, Chrome

December 15th, 2016

Microsoft followed Google’s lead and said it will soon block Flash Player by default in the Edge browser.

Posted in Adobe Flash Player, browser security, Flash deprecation, Flash patches, Flash Vulnerabilities, Google Chrome, html5, Microsoft Edge, vulnerabilities, Web Security | Comments (0)

It’s the final countdown for SHA-1 SSL certificates

November 23rd, 2016

Apple, Microsoft, Google and Mozilla finally set roadmaps for deprecating venerable but outdated SHA-1 certificates

Posted in Apple Safari, Certificates, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, SHA-1, SSL, Web Browsers | Comments (0)