Can rogue web browsers make a comeback?

Before the survey scams, there were rogue web browsers. They were very popular in 2006 and 2007, when old-school ad vendors were at their peak. The majority of such browsers …

Firefox 8.0 brings security and stability fixes

Mozilla released Firefox 8.0 that fixes several security and stability issues. Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default, as if add-on management …

Browser bloat and privacy concerns

An increase in browser-based bloat and malware, and growing concern over online tracking technology, will top the technology trends in 2012, according to SlimWare Utilities. …

Bug allows remote code execution in Chrome

In September ACROS Security notified Google about a peculiar behavior of the Chrome browser that can be exploited for execution of remote code outside Chrome sandbox under …

Firefox 7 search yields unwanted results

Firefox is the second most widely used browser in the world, so we can be sure that malicious individuals are already working on ways to take advantage of yesterday’s …

Browser companies react to BEAST attack

As Juliano Rizzo and Thai Duong have demonstrated on Friday, the SSL/TLS encryption used by the great majority of websites has been cracked. Their BEAST (Browser Exploit …

Researchers crack SSL encryption

Two security researchers have found a way of breaking the SSL/TLS encryption that allows the information that passes from browser/user to server and back be reliable and, …

Firefox 6.0.2 removes trust to DigiNotar CA

Mozilla released Firefox 6.0.2 that removes trust exceptions for certificates issued by Staat der Nederlanden and therefore offers additional protection against fraudulent …