What are exploit kits? Unwary internet users may not realize that in the course of normal browsing they can be exposed to malicious exploit kits that lurk on some websites. Exploit kits consist of malicious code to exploit one or more potential vulnerabilities in common web browsing and document viewing software. More sophisticated exploit kits … More Exploit kits: What are they and what is an exploit blocker?
Safari’s anti-tracking feature could apparently give access to users’ browsing habits. An anti-tracking tool baked into Apple’s Safari web browser was found to contain flaws that, if abused, could enable the very thing that the tool was designed to prevent, according to a team of Google researchers. In a recently released report, the researchers disclosed multiple … More Google: Flaws in Apple’s privacy tool could enable tracking
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
And it doesn’t require much more than downloading a dedicated app. Last year, Google made it possible for most Android users to use their phone as a physical security key for their Google accounts. Fast forward a few months and most iPhone users receive the same option. According to Google’s blog post yesterday, the feature was introduced with an … More You can now turn your iPhone into a Google security key
A Xiaomi security camera owner reports receiving random images from strangers’ homes. Smart-home security appliances are not always what they are made out to be and recently some have been running into more problems than is healthy. Some smart doorbells have been caught recording more data than thought, while Wyze Labs, which makes connected home gadgets, has been … More Google disables Xiaomi smart home integration after camera bug
The browser’s latest version also aims to up the ante in phishing protection. Google has added a new feature to its Chrome web browser that will alert users if their login credentials have been compromised in a security breach, according to the company’s announcement. This may sound familiar, and with good reason. The functionality builds on … More Chrome now warns you if your password has been stolen
Do you know what kind of data your streaming device may be collecting while you binge watch? Steadily, we are adopting more and more technology into our households. Our homes are becoming more interconnected, with IoT (Internet of Things) devices becoming regular parts of our lives. One of the devices that is the centerpiece of … More Streaming devices track viewing habits, study finds