New Behave! extension warns of website port scans, local attacks

When browsing the web, scripts embedded on web pages can be used to not only port scan a visitor's computer for open TCP ports, but also initiate attacks on other devices on your network.

Google to protect employee privacy on company-owned devices

Google has expanded Android's commitment to employee privacy in Android 11, by bringing the privacy protections of the work profile to company-owned devices.

Apple declined to implement 16 Web APIs in Safari due to privacy concerns

Apple said this week that it declined to implement 16 new web technologies (Web APIs) in Safari because they posed a threat to user privacy by opening new avenues for user fingerprinting.

Apple adds support for encrypted DNS (DoH and DoT)

Apple said this week that iOS 14 and macOS 11 will support the DNS-over-HTTPS and DNS-over-TLS protocols.

Adobe to Remove Flash Download Links, Recommends People Uninstall It Now

Adobe is taking further steps in its Flash-dismantling process scheduled to take place by the end of 2020, and said users should uninstall it long before the end-of-life date.

Google Will Delete Your Data by Default—in 18 Months

Newly formed Google accounts will auto-delete activity and location every 18 months by default. YouTube history will delete every 36 months.

Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google's market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters.

Firefox 77.0.1 released to prevent DDoSing DoH DNS providers

Mozilla just released Firefox 77.0.1 to prevent DDoSing the DNS over HTTPS (DoH) providers selected automatically as part of a wider deployment test run of the standard.

Coronavirus Scams Are Thriving. Google Hopes A New Site Can Help Potential Victims

The purpose of the site, which was created in partnership with the Cybercrime Security Network, is mainly to educate people so they can protect themselves from falling for fraud.

Firefox 76 released with integrated data breach alerts

Mozilla has released Firefox 76 today, May 5th, 2020, to the Stable desktop channel for Windows, macOS, and Linux with bug fixes, new features, and security fixes.

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