Items tagged with Chrome

A new year is upon us, and with it comes a barrage of announcements coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Shows (which, incidentally, doesn't even officially begin until tomorrow). With everything that's going on, it would be easy to forget that Google is planning to sunset support for its popular Chrome browser on... Read more...
It's no secret that most of our secrets are at risk in a digital world. That's why having strong and secure passwords and authentication methods is extremely important to prevent things like digital theft. As a step in the direction of better security, Apple, Google, and Microsoft have actually all agreed on... Read more...
We've been hearing for years (literally) that Google is working to make Chrome less of a memory hog. Maybe not in those exact words, but Google has pushed out an updates on numerous occasions with optimizations designed to make the browser handle system memory better than it does. And now once again, Google is making... Read more...
All web browsers look essentially the same these days, but that wasn't always the case. Browsers used to have separate search and address bars until Google set a new standard when it merged them in Chrome. The Chrome address bar, sometimes called the "omnibox," has continued to get smarter over the years, and the... Read more...
Last week, Google began pushing out an update to its Chrome browser that fixes a critical security vulnerability in the browser’s JavaScript engine. Google noted in its blog post about the update that an exploit for this vulnerability is out in the wild. Then, on Monday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security... Read more...
Between all the scintillating Black Friday deals and the Cyber Monday bargains that will follow, you may end up spending a lot of time surfing online retail stores for discounts. That's all well and good, but if you're among the more than 2 billion people who use Google's Chrome browser, take a moment to apply the... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Zimperium have discovered a botnet made up of web browsers infected by malware. The malware in question is known as Cloud9 and takes the form of browser extensions. When installed, these browser extensions take control of infected browsers to steal valuable information and perform... Read more...
If you're among the more than 2 billion who use Google's Chrome browser on your desktop PC, take a moment to apply the latest patch. Google has issued an emergency update that contains a single security fix and nothing more, but it's an important one—its plugs up a gaping security hole that hackers are known to be... Read more...
Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet and we reckon there's a fair number of people surfing the web with it inside Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Well, bad news for them—barring a last-minute reprieve, Google plans to sunset its Chrome browser on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 with its version 110... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity company Guardio have uncovered a campaign that has stealthily injected malware into the chromium-based browsers of over one million victims. The campaign makes use of browser extensions distributed through the Google Chrome Web Store and the Microsoft Edge Add-ons store. However, the... Read more...
This week, the Northern District of California court is considering whether to let a lawsuit filed against Google continue as a class action lawsuit. The suit in question is seeking statutory damages on behalf of millions of Google Chrome users, claiming that Google misled users of Chrome’s Incognito mode into a false... Read more...
Pretty much everyone has experienced a moment of fear as they struggle to remember a password to an account they are trying to sign into. Throw into the fray prompts for two-factor authentication, hackers still accessing your pertinent information online, and trying to maintain an online account can feel overwhelming... Read more...
It's been several days since Google began rolling out an important security update for its Chrome browser, but even so, there's no guarantee that it's been applied on your system yet. Given the acknowledgement that the patched flaw is one that is actively being exploited in the wild, you'd be well served to manually... Read more...
We frequently write about Android malware smuggled onto the Google Play Store in the form of what appear to be legitimate apps. However, the Play Store isn’t the only Google-run app store with a malware problem. A new report by McAfee Labs identifies five extensions on the Chrome Web Store that contain malicious... Read more...
Google has released a Chrome browser update which addresses a zero-day flaw that is currently under active attack. This is the fifth time this year that Google has put Chrome users in a situation where they should act swiftly to apply a patch to a critical security flaw. If you are a Chrome user, please check that you... Read more...
Google announced its Privacy Sandbox initiative back in 2019 with the stated goal of changing the online advertising business that supports much of the web to use more privacy-preserving technologies. At present, online advertising relies heavily on third-party cookies that track users’ behavior across different... Read more...
Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet (in terms of market share) with billions of a users, and the unwanted side effect of that immense popularity in the tech space is it attracts bad actors. Such is the reason for the latest browser update—it comes with a warning from Google that one of the security... Read more...
One of the perks of using Chrome is a wide assortment of browser extensions at your disposal. Including themes and apps, there are over 200,000 of them in the Chrome Web Store. There's strength in numbers but as it turns out, having so many extensions is also a weakness as it applies to privacy. How so? Your profile... Read more...
Google has begun rolling out another update to its Chrome browser on all the major desktop platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac) and there are at least 32 reasons why you should apply it sooner rather than later. That's the number of security fixes the latest update includes. If you're looking for just one very good... Read more...
Do you remember what you were doing towards the tail end of 2004? One thing you might have been doing was navigating the web with Firefox version 1.0, which emerged in November of that year and would later become a hugely popular alternative to Internet Explorer. Now almost 17 and a half years later, Mozilla is... Read more...
Another day another vulnerability. Several, actually—the Stable Channel for the desktop edition of Chrome had an update on April 26, 2022 that includes no less than 30 security fixes, half a dozen of which are rated as "High" severity flaws. The release notes for Google's Chrome v101.0.4951.41 for Windows, Mac, and... Read more...
As we have alluded to in numerous recent posts, security and malware-related alerts are almost weekly if not more frequent. According to Google's Project Zero, a whopping 58 zero day exploits were found in 2021. That's basically about 1.12 new zero day exploits a week. Project Zero is an initiative from Google... Read more...
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