Aurich Lawson reader comments 40 with 36 posters participating Share this story DuckDuckGo, the privacy-minded search company, says it will block trackers from Microsoft in its desktop web browser, following revelations in May that certain scripts from Bing and LinkedIn were getting a pass. In a blog post, DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg says that he’s ..
Getty Images reader comments 95 with 57 posters participating Share this story Some websites just can’t take “no” for an answer. Instead of respecting visitors’ choice to block third-party cookies—the identifiers that track browsing activity as a user moves from site to site—they find sneaky ways to bypass those settings. Now, makers of the Brave ..
Enlarge / This menacing firefox seems to be on the prowl for unwanted third-party cookies. reader comments 167 with 93 posters participating, including story author Share this story Mozilla’s Firefox 91, released this morning, includes a new privacy management feature called Enhanced Cookie Clearing. The feature allows users to manage all cookies and locally stored ..
Enlarge / You don’t need Internet Explorer to view any of these websites—which, unfortunately, doesn’t stop your users from trying it anyway. reader comments 181 with 97 posters participating, including story author Share this story If you’re one of the 10 people on the planet who absolutely loves Microsoft’s venerable Internet Explorer browser, you’d better spend ..
Getty Images reader comments 111 with 82 posters participating, including story author Share this story The prospect of Web users being tracked by the sites they visit has prompted several countermeasures over the years, including using Privacy Badger or an alternate anti-tracking extension, enabling private or incognito browsing sessions, or clearing cookies. Now, websites have ..
reader comments 43 with 35 posters participating Share this story Users of Google’s Chrome browser have faced three security concerns over the past 24 hours in the form of a malicious extension with more than 2 million users, a just-fixed zero-day, and new information about how malware can abuse Chrome’s sync feature to bypass firewalls. ..
reader comments 20 with 19 posters participating Share this story In December, Ars reported that as many as 3 million people had been infected by Chrome and Edge browser extensions that stole personal data and redirected users to ad or phishing sites. Now, the researchers who discovered the scam have revealed the lengths the extension ..
Enlarge / Please don’t do this. Getty Images reader comments 112 with 90 posters participating Share this story If you’re like lots of people, someone has probably nagged you to use a password manager and you still haven’t heeded the advice. Now, Chrome and Edge are coming to the rescue with beefed-up password management built ..
Enlarge / Breaking up the browser cache into separate pools prevents sophisticated timing probes that let one site know whether you’re logged in to another. reader comments 91 with 66 posters participating, including story author Share this story Firefox version 85 will be released in January 2021, and one of its features is increased user ..
reader comments 42 with 29 posters participating Share this story As many as 3 million people have been infected by Chrome and Edge browser extensions that steal personal data and redirect users to ad or phishing sites, a security firm said on Wednesday. In all, researchers from Prague-based Avast said they found 28 extensions for ..