Category: Security

Firefox And Opera Security: Phisher Life Just Got Easier

By | September 5, 2012 | 5 Comments

Firefox And Opera Security: Phisher Life Just Got EasierPhishing by the data URI.

According to a report from TheRegister, Henning Klevjer, a student from Norway, has modified a somewhat old phishing technique (documented by Billy Rios and Nathan McFeters), which allows phishers to hide the entire malicious web page and transform it into a clickable link.
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Pwnium 2: Google Will Pay Up To $2 Million Worth Of Rewards

By | August 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

Pwnium 2: Google Will Pay Up To $2 Million Worth Of Rewards Confirms their commitment on security.

Well, here is a potential chance for you to make millions of dollars, all you have to do is find dozens of exploits in the Google’s Chrome web browser and reap the rewards.

Pwnium 2, a hacking contest that will be held on October 10th, 2012 by the search giant itself, is promising to pay hackers:
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Google Chrome Rewards Increased By $1,000

By | August 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome Rewards Increased By $1,000 Or more…

Even though Google has already paid more than $1 million dollars for bug reports, the search giant has recently announced that they will be increasing the budget for its Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program. According to the official blog post, bug hunters will now receive a bonus of $1,000 or more for every security flaw discovered.
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Google Chrome 21 Final Improves Adobe’s Flash Plugin Security And Performance

By | August 10, 2012 | 5 Comments

Google Chrome 21 Final Improves Adobe Flash Plugin Security And PerformanceWindows and Linux only.

Thanks to a sharp focus, Google Chrome engineers are able to work just on a few, rather than dozen features at the same time, delivering stable rather than clunky web experience.

Now, according to the recent blog post, the latest final build of the Google Chrome 21 web browser improves something what really matters: security.
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Mozilla Blocks Ubisoft’s Uplay Plugin

By | July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Blocks Ubisoft’s Uplay PluginThis is why we can’t have nice things.

Uplay, a browser plugin that appears on your PC once you install various Ubisoft games, has been discovered to have a serious security vulnerability, which allows malicious websites to take over your computer.

Now, according Mozilla’s blocked plug-Ins list, the open source organization took appropriate steps and has since blocked the mentioned crapware.

On a related note, Ubisoft has just updated its Uplay client to version 2.0.4, supposedly fixing the mentioned vulnerability.

Google To Pay $22.5 Million For Users Tracking

By | July 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Google To Pay $22.5 Million For Users TrackingAs reported earlier, Google has bypassed the cookie settings in both Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browsers. Thankfully, it wasn’t left unnoticed by the Federal Trade Commission.

Now, according to the WSJ, Google is close to a settlement, which would require them to pay a total of $22.5 million to the FTC.
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Watch Windows Phone 8 Summit (Full Video)

By | June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

With Internet Explorer 10 and more.

If you are curious to see the upcoming IE10 browser in action, check the full Windows Phone 8 Summit video above. Not interested in everything? No worries, browsers start at: 15:00 and 39:00!

Alternatively, check our recent post about the very same presentation.

Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

By | May 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

As “shocking” as it might sound, it looks like everyone’s hated CISPA is not supported by Microsoft and Mozilla as well.

Citing privacy concerns, both corporations have issued the following statements:
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Google Goes Mental: Increases Chrome Rewards To $20,000

By | April 24, 2012 | 7 Comments

Google Goes Mental: Increases Chrome Rewards To $20,000

If previous cash rewards were not enough to encourage you to start sniffing the code, then we have some good news.
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Firefox Blocks Old Java Plugins

By | April 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

Firefox Blocks Old Java PluginsGood news for Firefox users, thanks to the never ending Java vulnerability spree, Mozilla has decided to protect its users and from now on will block Java plugins with a Version 6 Update 30 and below as well as Version 7 Update 2 and below.

According to the official blog post, the February update for the Java Development Kit fixes a critical vulnerability, which prevents hackers from running exploit on user computer.

However, for those who want even more security, here is a simple tip: uninstall Java.