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  • Safari, Chrome and Samsung Galaxy S4 taken down in Mobile Pwn2Own

    14.11.2013

    Results from the second annual Mobile Pwn2Own competition ending today at PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo, Japan, are in: the successful compromises include Samsung Galaxy S4 in the OS category, and Safari and Chrome in the mobile browser category.

  • Google tests new Chrome feature for thwarting rogue plugins

    04.11.2013

    A new feature that has been added to Google Canary is set to help users remove changes effected by malware that switches their homepage or injects ads into the sites their browse.

  • Chrome plugin aims to thwart user profiling efforts

    19.08.2013

    Inspired by a piece of fictional software described in Cory Doctorow's book Little Brother, developer Ben West created a browser plugin that should, in theory, make it difficult for advertisers and government agencies to create an accurate profile of an Internet user based on the websites he visits.

  • Chrome not the only browser that stores plain-text passwords

    08.08.2013

    When choosing to import his Safari bookmarks and settings into Google's Chrome browser, software developer Elliot Kember discovered that although it seemed like he could opt out of importing his saved passwords, he had no choice but to do it: "Why is 'Saved passwords' greyed out, and mandatory? Why have a check-box? This is the illusion of choice," he says, and points out another thing that troubles him: the imported passwords can easily be revealed to anyone having physical access to the computer, via a click on the "Show" button in Chrome’s settings panel.

  • Chrome, Firefox users targeted with account-hijacking plugins

    31.07.2013

    Hijacked social networking accounts can be monetized in a number of ways, so cyber crooks are always thinking up new ways of doing so, preferably without the user noticing.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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