The Vonteera adware family has been around for quite some time, but it is now slowly starting to cross the line between unwanted, potentially malicious software to outright malware.
It's quite possible that, despite your belief that the Google Chrome is the safest browser there is and your use of extensions that prevent tracking, your online movements are still being tracked.
Google Chrome users will from now on be faced with a new, customized warning every time they visit a website/page that contains social engineering content: "The threat landscape is constantly changing—bad actors on the web are using more and different types of deceptive behavior to trick you into performing actions that you didn’t intend or want, so we’ve expanded protection to include social engineering," Google's Emily Schechter and Noé Lutz explained the move.
A group of security researchers has recently announced that it's highly likely that effective collision attacks that would break SHA-1 encryption will be revealed by the end of 2015.
A Google Chrome lookalike browser dubbed eFast is being actively pushed onto users.
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