HTTPS was initially used to prove to Internet users that the website and web server with which they are communicating are indeed the ones they want to communicate with, but later this use was extended to keeping user communication, identity and web browsing private.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced the release of a beta version of its HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox on Android.
Many users - if not all - have experienced downloading a free screensaver or game without looking at the small print and consequently getting their browser unwittingly saddled with an unwanted toolbar, add-on or homepage.
In case you havenít heard the term before, a drive-by download (DbD) is a class of cyber attack where you visit a booby-trapped web site and it automatically, and silently, downloads and executes malicious code on your computer.
Several security flaws in the popular Google Chrome browser can be exploited to turn the computer into a surreptitious listening device, claims Israeli developer Tal Ater.
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