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Internationalized domain names create phishing risks: Here’s a solution

Автор: | 28.06.2018

When ICANN began to allow registration of internationalized domain names—that is, domain names that use non-ASCII characters—they unwittingly opened a new method for phishing campaigns to succeed. Visual similarities between characters in different scripts, called homoglyphs, can be used to create domain names with visually indiscernible differences that can be used to easily fool users… Читать далее »

5 Firefox Quantum updates for more productive web browsing

Автор: | 28.06.2018

Quantum was a Firefox game-changer last year, making the browser smarter and faster than ever before. That was before Firefox 61. An update to the Quantum, Firefox 61 is an even speedier and more reliable browser, announced Mozilla in a Tuesday blog post. The update improves Quantum by parallelizing the parsing step, making pages with… Читать далее »

5 new cyberthreats pop up every second, here’s how to protect yourself

Автор: | 27.06.2018

The start of 2018 has seen a massive rise in cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking attacks, along with steady numbers of familiar malware and ransomware attacks, according to a Wednesday report from McAfee. On average, five new threat samples arose every second of Q1 2018, with several notable campaigns demonstrating just how sophisticated hackers have become.… Читать далее »

New Windows 10 vulnerability bypasses OS defenses, says security researcher

Автор: | 27.06.2018

Windows 10 PCs are at risk from hackers exploiting a file format to bypass key defenses in the OS, according to new security research. The .SettingContent-ms file type can be used to to run arbitrary, and potentially dangerous, code, Matt Nelson of Specter Ops security research has found. The arbitrary code could be run on… Читать далее »

Mozilla’s new Firefox service can tell users if they’re a victim of a data breach

Автор: | 26.06.2018

Mozilla is now offering the ability to check if Firefox users have been the victim of data breaches through the new Firefox Monitor service. The service uses the dataset of the popular website Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP), which collects and analyzes the database dumps disseminated in the darker corners of the internet. From this… Читать далее »

How opaque WebAssembly code could increase the risk of Spectre attacks online

Автор: | 25.06.2018

In the wake of the disclosure of Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in January, browser vendors scrambled to create mitigations to prevent the vulnerabilities from being exploited via maliciously-crafted web pages, as a JavaScript-based proof-of-concept was developed by researchers that could read the memory of the host browser process. Foremost among the mitigations to this attack… Читать далее »

Mozilla voice-controlled browser could make web surfing more accessible, productive

Автор: | 15.06.2018

Mozilla is creating a version of Firefox named Scout that operates entirely by voice, according to an exclusive report from our sister site CNET. Voice-control remains a dominant feature in tech gadgets. Between Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s Siri, communication is harkening back to its roots: Voice. However, it is also shifting from contact… Читать далее »

How to install and use the new Firefox Side View experiment

Автор: | 14.06.2018

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the Firefox browser has made serious headway to reclaiming its user base. In fact, the open source browser has not only succeeded with that task, it’s gone so far as to become one of the best browsers on the market (if not the best browser). There are… Читать далее »

Chrome, Firefox iframe exploit can steal Facebook profile info and other personal data

Автор: | 02.06.2018

A pair of independent security researchers has revealed a serious flaw in cascading style sheets (CSSes) that could leave private user data exposed to malicious websites. The exploit allows a malicious website to steal Facebook profile pictures, the name associated with a profile, and a full list of pages the user has liked, all without… Читать далее »

Firefox will soon protect you from websites that mine cryptocurrency on your computer

Автор: | 26.05.2018

Mozilla is planning improved tracking protection for the October 2018 release of Firefox 63. The update turns tracking protection on by default and also adds protection against cryptomining websites. Enabling tracking protection by default in Firefox 63 is Mozilla’s way of bringing it front and center, Bleeping Computer reported, because it’s an essential part of… Читать далее »