Google removed 500 malicious Chrome extensions from its Web Store after they found to inject malicious ads and siphon off user browsing data to servers under the control of attackers. These extensions were part of a malvertising and ad-fraud campaign that’s been operating at least since January 2019, although evidence points out the possibility that… Read more »
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Zero-day vulnerabilities in Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows were used to download and install malware onto Windows computers that visited a Korean-language news portal. A zero-day vulnerability is one that is known, but not patched by the developers in charge of patching the vulnerability. These zero-day vulnerabilities are particularly dangerous as they can be used by state-sponsored attackers… Read more »
Google has released Chrome 79 today, December 10th, 2019, to the Stable desktop channel and it comes with bug fixes, new features, and 51 security fixes. Included are new features such as Tab Freeze, back-forward cache, and security enhancements such as improved phishing protection and compromised password alerts.
A new Windows trojan has been discovered that attempts to steal passwords stored in the Google Chrome browser. While this is nothing unique, what stands out is that the malware uses a remote MongoDB database to store the stolen passwords. This trojan is called CStealer, and like many other info-stealing trojans, was created to target and steal login credentials… Read more »
Upcoming changes in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox may finally spark the end for Extended Validation certificates as the browsers plan to do away with showing a company’s name in the address bar. When connecting to a secure web site, an installed SSL/TLS certificate will encrypt the communication between the browser and web server. These… Read more »