Hyperlink auditing: where has my option to disable it gone?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:59:17 +0000

Hyperlink auditing is not a new way to track website users, but it could become more popular, as many browsers are taking away user options to disable it.

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A week in security (May 27 – June 2)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:09:55 +0000

A roundup of security news from May 27–June 2, including a look at 2019 ransomware outbreaks in the Unites States, ATM fraud, NIST’s privacy framework, more legal problems for Google and Facebook, and more.

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A week in security (March 4 – 11)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:47:27 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 4–11, including a Chrome zero-day, Labs’ data privacy report, news from RSA, and more.

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Google Chrome zero-day: Now is the time to update and restart your browser

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:13:15 +0000

A particularly dangerous Google Chrome zero-day is already being used in real-world attacks. Despite Google’s auto update feature, users will need to close and restart their browser in order to be protected.

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Browser push notifications: a feature asking to be abused

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:03:05 +0000

Whoever invented browser push notifications must have been able to guess they would be abused for advertising. This post explains what they are and how to disable them.

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Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:00:00 -0800

Think fast: How many times a day do you pick up your phone to look at something? Unless you live in the tundra or have far more self-control than most, the answer probably falls somewhere between “quite a few” and “more than any sane person could count.” Assuming you keep your device properly secured, that means you’re doing an awful lot of unlocking — be it with your face, your fingerprint, or the code you tap or swipe onto your screen.

And that’s to say nothing of the number of times you type your password into your laptop or enter your credentials into an app or website during the day. Security’s important, but goodness gracious, it can be a real hassle.

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Browlock flies under the radar with complete obfuscation

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 20:37:26 +0000

A new browlock (browser locker) steps up the game once more with soup to nuts obfuscation. Learn more about how it works and what you can do to protect against it.

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