Firefox rolling out DNS-over-HTTPS privacy by default in the US

Firefox rolling out DNS-over-HTTPS privacy by default in the US

by John E Dunn Mozilla has said it plans to make a privacy technology called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) the default setting for US users of Firefox within weeks. As our previous coverage explains, DoH encrypts Domain Name System (DNS) queries, which browsers use to resolve...
Brave beats other browsers in privacy study

Brave beats other browsers in privacy study

by Danny Bradbury Users looking for a privacy-focused browser might want to consider Brave first, according to a study published this week. Douglas Leith, professor of computer systems at Trinity University, examined six browsers for his report – Web...
Chrome 80 encryption change blocks AZORult password stealer

Chrome 80 encryption change blocks AZORult password stealer

by John E Dunn Evidence is emerging that a barely noticed change made to Chrome 80, released on 4 February, might have disrupted the hugely successful data and user profile stealing malware AZORult. AZORult first appeared in 2016, since then it has been used to thieve...
S2 Ep27: Bluetooth holes, dodgy Chrome extensions and forgotten passwords – Naked Security Podcast

S2 Ep27: Bluetooth holes, dodgy Chrome extensions and forgotten passwords – Naked Security Podcast

by Alice Violet This week we discuss why Google abruptly pulled more than 500 Chrome extensions from its Web Store, the case of a man held in custody for refusing to decrypt two hard drives, and research detailing a number of security holes in Bluetooth chipsets. Greg...
Google pulls 500 malicious Chrome extensions after researcher tip-off

Google pulls 500 malicious Chrome extensions after researcher tip-off

by John E Dunn Google has abruptly pulled over 500 Chrome extensions from its Web Store that researchers discovered were stealing browsing data and executing click fraud and malvertising after installing themselves on the computers of millions of users. Depending on...
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