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Chrome Bug Allowed Hackers to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Chrome Bug Allowed Hackers to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You
August 16, 2018Mohit Kumar
With the release of Chrome 68, Google prominently marks all non-HTTPS websites as 'Not Secure' on its browser to make the web a mo...

From today, Google Chrome starts marking all non-HTTPS sites 'Not Secure'

From today, Google Chrome starts marking all non-HTTPS sites 'Not Secure'
July 24, 2018Mohit Kumar
Starting today with the release of Chrome 68, Google Chrome prominently marks all non-HTTPS websites as 'Not Secure' in its years-...

EU Fines Google Record $5 Billion in Android Antitrust Case

EU Fines Google Record $5 Billion in Android Antitrust Case
July 18, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Google has been hit by a record-breaking $5 billion antitrust fine by the European Union regulators for abusing the dominance of its Andr...

Google Enables 'Site Isolation' Feature By Default For Chrome Desktop Users

Google Enables 'Site Isolation' Feature By Default For Chrome Desktop Users
July 12, 2018Mohit Kumar
Google has by default enabled a security feature called "Site Isolation" in its web browser with the release of Chrome 67 for al...

Update Google Chrome Immediately to Patch a High Severity Vulnerability

Update Google Chrome Immediately to Patch a High Severity Vulnerability
June 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
You must update your Google Chrome now. Security researcher Michał Bentkowski discovered and reported a high severity vulnerability in ...

Over 20 Million Users Installed Malicious Ad Blockers From Chrome Store

Over 20 Million Users Installed Malicious Ad Blockers From Chrome Store
April 19, 2018Mohit Kumar
If you have installed any of the below-mentioned Ad blocker extension in your Chrome browser, you could have been hacked. A security r...

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Web Store

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Web Store
April 02, 2018Swati Khandelwal
In an effort to prevent cryptojacking by extensions that maliciously mine digital currencies without users' awareness, Google has imp...

[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...

Google to Block Third-Party Software from Injecting Code into Chrome Browser

Google to Block Third-Party Software from Injecting Code into Chrome Browser
November 30, 2017Swati Khandelwal
To improve performance and reduce crashes caused by third-party software on Windows, Google Chrome, by mid-2018, will no longer allow out...

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...

Someone Hijacks A Popular Chrome Extension to Push Malware

Someone Hijacks A Popular Chrome Extension to Push Malware
July 31, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Phishers have recently hacked an extension for Google Chrome after compromising the Chrome Web Store account of German developer team a9t...

Google Chrome Bans Chinese SSL Certificate Authorities WoSign and StartCom

Google Chrome Bans Chinese SSL Certificate Authorities WoSign and StartCom
July 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
As a punishment announced last October, Google will no longer trust SSL/TLS certificate authorities WoSign and its subsidiary StartCom wi...

Chrome Flaw Allows Sites to Secretly Record Audio/Video Without Indication

Chrome Flaw Allows Sites to Secretly Record Audio/Video Without Indication
May 30, 2017Swati Khandelwal
What if your laptop is listening to everything that is being said during your phone calls or other people near your laptop and even reco...

Beware! Hackers Can Steal Your Windows Password Remotely Using Chrome

Beware! Hackers Can Steal Your Windows Password Remotely Using Chrome
May 16, 2017Mohit Kumar
A security researcher has discovered a serious vulnerability in the default configuration of the latest version of Google's Chrome ru...

This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera

This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera
April 17, 2017Mohit Kumar
A Chinese infosec researcher has reported about an "almost impossible to detect" phishing attack that can be used to trick even...

Beware! Don't Fall For "Font Wasn't Found" Google Chrome Malware Scam

Beware! Don't Fall For "Font Wasn't Found" Google Chrome Malware Scam
February 22, 2017Mohit Kumar
Next time when you accidentally or curiously land up on a website with jumbled content prompting you to download a missing font to read t...

Google Chrome to Label Sensitive HTTP Pages as "Not Secure"

Google Chrome to Label Sensitive HTTP Pages as "Not Secure"
September 08, 2016Mohit Kumar
Although over three months remaining, Google has planned a New Year gift for the Internet users, who're concerned about their privac...

Google makes it mandatory for Chrome Apps to tell Users what Data they collect

Google makes it mandatory for Chrome Apps to tell Users what Data they collect
April 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Chrome apps and extensions make things easier, but they can also do terrible things like spy on web users and collect their p...