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Google Developer Discovers a Critical Bug in Modern Web Browsers

Google Developer Discovers a Critical Bug in Modern Web Browsers
June 20, 2018Mohit Kumar
Google researcher has discovered a severe vulnerability in modern web browsers that could have allowed websites you visit to steal the se...

Update Your Firefox Browser to Fix a Critical Remotely Exploitable Flaw

Update Your Firefox Browser to Fix a Critical Remotely Exploitable Flaw
January 31, 2018Mohit Kumar
Mozilla has released an important update for its Firefox web browser to patch a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers ...

[Guide] How to Protect Your Devices Against Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

[Guide] How to Protect Your Devices Against Meltdown and Spectre Attacks
January 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Recently uncovered two huge processor vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre have taken the whole world by storm, while vendors are...

Firefox 57 "Quantum" Released – 2x Faster Web Browser

Firefox 57 "Quantum" Released – 2x Faster Web Browser
November 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
It is time to give Firefox another chance. The Mozilla Foundation today announced the release of its much awaited Firefox 57 , aka Quan...

Microsoft Engineer Installs Google Chrome Mid-Presentation After Edge Kept Crashing

Microsoft Engineer Installs Google Chrome Mid-Presentation After Edge Kept Crashing
October 31, 2017Wang Wei
Ever since the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has been heavily pushing its Edge browser, claiming it to be the best web browser over its...

Firefox 58 to Block Canvas Browser Fingerprinting By Default to Stop Online Tracking

Firefox 58 to Block Canvas Browser Fingerprinting By Default to Stop Online Tracking
October 30, 2017Mohit Kumar
Do you know? Thousands of websites use HTML5 Canvas —a method supported by all major browsers that allow websites to dynamically draw graphi...

How to Speed Up Firefox With Multi-Process, If It's Not Working By Default

How to Speed Up Firefox With Multi-Process, If It's Not Working By Default
June 18, 2017Mohit Kumar
After years of waiting, Mozilla last week launched Firefox 54 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, with multi-process support — a "...

Beware! Don't Fall for FireFox "HoeflerText Font Wasn't Found" Banking Malware Scam

Beware! Don't Fall for FireFox "HoeflerText Font Wasn't Found" Banking Malware Scam
May 05, 2017Wang Wei
The malicious scam campaign, " The 'HoeflerText' font wasn't found ," is back, which was previously targeting Googl...

Browser AutoFill Feature Can Leak Your Personal Information to Hackers

Browser AutoFill Feature Can Leak Your Personal Information to Hackers
January 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Just like most of you, I too really hate filling out web forms, especially on mobile devices. To help make this whole process faster, G...

North Korea's Linux-based Red Star OS can be Hacked Remotely with just a Link

North Korea's Linux-based Red Star OS can be Hacked Remotely with just a Link
December 06, 2016Wang Wei
North Korea's own homegrown computer operating system, that's supposed to be fully hacker proof and more secure than foreign OS, ...

UPDATE Firefox and Tor to Patch Critical Zero-day Vulnerability

UPDATE Firefox and Tor to Patch Critical Zero-day Vulnerability
November 30, 2016Mohit Kumar
The critical Firefox vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild to unmask Tor users has been patched with the release of new bro...

Firefox Zero-Day Exploit to Unmask Tor Users Released Online

Firefox Zero-Day Exploit to Unmask Tor Users Released Online
November 29, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hackers are actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Firefox to unmask Tor Browser users, similar to what the FBI exploited durin...

'Web Of Trust' Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users' Data — Uninstall It Now

'Web Of Trust' Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users' Data — Uninstall It Now
November 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Browser extensions have become a standard part of the most popular browsers and essential part of our lives for surfing the Internet. B...

Firefox Browser vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attack

Firefox Browser vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attack
September 18, 2016Mohit Kumar
A critical vulnerability resides in the fully-patched version of the Mozilla's Firefox browser that could allow well-resourced attack...

WhatsApp Web Client Now Available on Firefox and Opera Browsers

WhatsApp Web Client Now Available on Firefox and Opera Browsers
February 26, 2015Swati Khandelwal
It's been a long time coming, but now the users of Firefox and Opera browsers don’t need to rely on the Chrome browser to access Wha...

Privacy-focused Tails 1.1.2 Operating System Released

Privacy-focused Tails 1.1.2 Operating System Released
September 28, 2014Wang Wei
Tails , a Linux-based highly secure Operating System specially designed and optimized to preserve users' anonymity and privacy, has laun...

Firefox 31 — Mozilla Releases Security Updates to Tighten Browser Security

Firefox 31  — Mozilla Releases Security Updates to Tighten Browser Security
July 22, 2014Wang Wei
Mozilla has officially released its latest build Firefox 31 for all supported platforms, addressing 11 vulnerabilities in total, three ...

Mozilla to Provide WebRTC-based Free Firefox To Firefox Voice and Video Calling feature

Mozilla to Provide WebRTC-based Free Firefox To Firefox Voice and Video Calling feature
June 01, 2014Mohit Kumar
Mozilla is planning to provide a new feature that will allow free audio and video calls between its Firefox web browser , thereby ending...

Firefox Browser to Enable Controversial HTML5 DRM to Stop Piracy

Firefox Browser to Enable Controversial HTML5 DRM to Stop Piracy
May 15, 2014Mohit Kumar
The Music Industry, Movie Studios and other companies who create media contents are always concerned with people getting access to their con...

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Firefox for Android Leak Sensitive Information

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Firefox for Android Leak Sensitive Information
March 26, 2014Mohit Kumar
The Android operating system has hardened its security with application Sandboxing features to ensure that no application can access sen...