New Chrome, Firefox versions fix security bugs, bring productivity features

Chrome gets a new way of managing tabs while Firefox now features a new add-ons blocklist. Google and Mozilla have each released new stable versions of their web browsers for desktop platforms, with both Chrome and Firefox bringing a slew of new features and security fixes that are being rolled out to Windows, Mac and … More New Chrome, Firefox versions fix security bugs, bring productivity features

The implications of control over internet infrastructure via DNS-over-HTTPS on privacy

In the early days of the internet, it was quite common for local networks to run their own domain name service (DNS). DNS was invented as a solution for allowing internet users to query remote servers via friendly, easy-to-remember names like google.com. Names are much easier to remember compared to more abstract IP numbers like … More The implications of control over internet infrastructure via DNS-over-HTTPS on privacy

Mozilla rushes out patch for Firefox zero‑day

The US cybersecurity agency warns that the critical vulnerability could allow attackers to take control of people’s computers. Mozilla has rolled out a new version of its Firefox web browser to address a critical zero-day vulnerability that has been abused for targeted attacks. Details about the flaw and its exploitation are rather sparse, however. What little is … More Mozilla rushes out patch for Firefox zero‑day

Firefox 69: Third‑Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptomining Now Blocked by Default

Firefox new Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) feature launched to all users of the browser to offer better privacy and protection from cryptojacking. Protecting user’s privacy is a long-time preoccupation in IT security, and corporations are also taking action. We saw another example this week with Firefox Version 69.0. Since Tuesday September 3, third-party tracking cookies … More Firefox 69: Third‑Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptomining Now Blocked by Default