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Do you really want to go there? And does Mozilla, which hasn't figured out how to do this and preserve security, privacy Mozilla developer Nihanth Subramanya has revealed the organisation's Firefox browser will soon warn users if they visit sites that ...

Android commercial spyware

Therersquo;s certainly no shortage of commercial spying apps for Android, with most positioned as parental control tools.
In reality, however, these apps barely differ from spyware, with the exception perhaps of the installation method.
Researchers watch publishers watching you, ignore privacy settings, run over mere HTTP Researchers working on browser fingerprinting found themselves distracted by a much more serious privacy breach: analytical scripts siphoning off masses of user inte...
Embattled Chinese certificate authority could not recover from blacklistings by browser makers.
In 2017, the main global threat to users was ransomware: and in order to recover files and data encrypted by attackers, victims were required to pay a ransom in cryptocurrency.
In the first eight months of 2017, Kaspersky Lab products protected 1.65 million users from malicious cryptocurrency miners, and by the end of the year we expect this number to exceed two million.
Looking back at a year like 2017 brings the internal conflict of being a security researcher into full view: on the one hand, each new event is an exciting new research avenue for us, as what were once theoretical problems find palpable expression in reality. On the other hand, as people with a heightened concern for the security posture of users at large, each event is a bigger catastrophe.
This month, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates tackle fixes for 53 security bugs in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Edge, ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, and its Chackra Core browser engine.
Boffins write browser extension for anonymous authentication Boffins have harnessed privacy-preserving crypto to create a browser extension that allows users to authenticate to services without being tracked.…
It's as much as twice as fast as it was a year ago.
According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 277,646,376 malicious attacks from online resources located in 185 countries all over the world.

IT threat evolution Q3 2017

Our growing dependence on technology, connectivity and data means that businesses present a bigger attack surface than ever. Targeted attackers have become more adept at exploiting their victimsrsquo; vulnerabilities to penetrate corporate defences while ‘flying under the radarrsquo;.
Coinhive API increasingly pops up in top 3 million websites A total of 2,531 of the top 3 million websites (1 in 1,000) are running the Coinhive miner, according to new stats from analytics firm Red Volcano.…