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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Browser Extensions: Are They Worth the Risk?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:55:08 +0000

Popular file-sharing site Mega.nz is warning users that cybercriminals hacked its browser extension for Google Chrome so that any usernames and passwords submitted through the browser were copied and forwarded to a rogue server in Ukraine. This attack serves as a fresh reminder that legitimate browser extensions can and periodically do fall into the wrong hands, and that it makes good security sense to limit your exposure to such attacks by getting rid of extensions that are no longer useful or actively maintained by developers.

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Can search extensions keep your searches private?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0000

A lot of search extensions have been marketed over the year claiming to protect online privacy. Are they worth installing? We take a look at what these plugins actually have to offer.

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Introducing: Malwarebytes Browser Extension

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:21:22 +0000

Malwarebytes Browser Extensions (BETA) are available in the official web stores for Chrome and Firefox. Read what they can do for you, and try one, if you haven’t already..

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Google: Security Keys Neutralized Employee Phishing

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:34:38 +0000

Google has not had any of its 85,000+ employees successfully phished on their work-related accounts since early 2017, when it began requiring all employees to use physical Security Keys in place of passwords and one-time codes, the company told KrebsOnSecurity.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2018 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 08 May 2018 20:38:16 +0000

Microsoft today released a bundle of security updates to fix at least 67 holes in its various Windows operating systems and related software, including one dangerous flaw that Microsoft warns is actively being exploited. Meanwhile, as it usually does on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday — the second Tuesday of each month — Adobe has a new Flash Player update that addresses a single but critical security weakness. First, the Flash Tuesday update, which brings Flash Player to v. 29.0.0.171. Some (present company included) would argue that Flash Player is in itself “a single but critical security weakness.” Nevertheless, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer/Edge ship with their own versions of Flash, which get updated automatically when new versions of these browsers are made available.

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‘FakeUpdates’ campaign leverages multiple website platforms

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Browser update? Do not trust, and do verify before downloading potential malware.

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