Mozilla patches critical security issues in Firefox and Thunderbird

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 15:22:29 +0000

Time to update! Mozilla has patched critical security issues in Firefox and Thunderbird.

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Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies 'bounce' trackers

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:35:00 -0700

Mozilla today announced a new defense against advanced tracking tactics that it will be switching on in Firefox 79 starting immediately and pushing out to the remaining user base during the next few weeks.

Calling the improved technologies and techniques Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0 – Mozilla said that ETP 2.0’s primary job is to block redirect tracking, also known as bounce tracking.

Trackers have been exploiting a loophole of sorts to continue following users browsing with Firefox, which enabled its first-generation ETP by default in June 2019. ETP takes a hands-off approach for first-party cookies – those tied to the site being browsed – because to do otherwise would break many of those websites or require users to, say, log in each time they returned.

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WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000

We reveal the inner workings of WOOF locker, the most sophisticated browser locker campaign we’ve seen to date. Learn how this tech support scam evades researchers and ensnares users by hiding in plain sight.

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Vulnerabilidad día cero: ¡Actualiza Firefox ya!

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:25:04 +0000

Solo dos días después de lanzar Firefox 72, Mozilla ha publicado una actualización para corregir una vulnerabilidad crítica día cero. Según un aviso en la web de Mozilla, el problema identificado como CVE-2019-17026 es un error de tipo confusión que afecta al compilador IonMonkey JavaScript Just-in-Time (JIT) de Firefox. En pocas palabras, un compilador JIT [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/BxfF-8tEGXU” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 04:06:00 -0700

Google has launched a web-based hacked-password checker, part of its efforts to bake an alert system into Chrome.

Called “Password Checker,” the service examines the username-password combinations stored in Chrome’s own password manager and reports back on those authentication pairings that have been exposed in publicly-known data breaches.

The web version can be found at passwords.google.com<>, the umbrella site for Chrome users who run the browser after logging in with their Google account, then use that to synchronize data – including passwords – between copies of Chrome on different devices.

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