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Browser stored personal information there for the taking: Report

Researchers have found that browsers like Chrome and Firefox store a great deal of visitor information, much of which can be easily discovered and taken by cyber-criminals.

Software vendor found placing malware in its own product

The company FlightSimLabs found itself in the odd position of having to remove malware it had installed on some versions of its software as part of the digital rights management package after it was discovered by a Redditor.

Google will label all HTTP sites 'not secure' starting in July 2018

Google recently announced that the Chrome browser will soon start flagging every site not using HTTPS encryption as "not secure."

Malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions block removal to hijack browsers

Malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions that block their removal in order to hijack a user's browser to drive clicks up on YouTube videos and hijack searchers are automatically infecting user devices.

Researchers: Malicious Chrome extensions infected 500K workstations

More than a half-million workstations at major global organisations were recently found infected with malicious Chrome web browser extensions that were likely used to commit click fraud and SEO manipulation.

Patch Tuesday: Adobe issues lone patch for Flash Player

The first patch Tuesday of 2018 has Adobe issuing its first patch for the new year, a lone entry for Flash Player rated as "important".

Google patches 37 security issues in Chrome

Google issued patches for 37 security issues in Chrome, with one being rated critical and six considered high risks, with the release of Chrome 63.0.3239.84.

Google speech recognition was vulnerable to use-after-free attack

A specially crafted webpage could hook a dangling pointer created by Google Chrome and Chromium's speech recognition API object and use it to access a block of memory on a user's machine.

Google updates Chrome with 15 patches

Google reported it has updated Chrome to version 51.0.2704.79 for Windows, Mac, and Linux with a total of 15 security fixes, including two high and five medium threats, being patched.

Researchers spot Android Infostealer disguised as Chrome update

Zscaler researchers spotted an Android infostealer disguised as a Google Chrome update that is capable of terminating antivirus applications and even ending calls.

Google researcher finds serious flaw in Avast secure browser

Google says Avast introduced a serious security hole when it created its Avastium secure web browser from a Chromium fork.

Malicious Chrome extension inundates users with annoying popups

A malicious Google Chrome extension forces users to install it via its irritating installation popups and then spies on browser histories and sends them to a remote server.

Vulnerable Chrome extension exposes browsing history

Browsing histories and other data is being exposed on the internet by a Google Chrome extension that AVG AntiVirus inevitably installs on user's systems.

Google concluding support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux

Google will end support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise (12.04) and Debian 7 - to "provide the best experience for the most-used Linux versions".

Google drops Chrome support for older Microsoft and Apple OS

Google will no longer offer Chrome support for Windows XP, Vista and several older versions of Mac OS X, the company announced, as it released several Chrome and Chrome OS updates.

ICYMI: hospital in email breach; crashing Chrome; Symantec purges; ICO more free; Apple apps snapped

In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): NHS hospital email breached; crash Google Chrome in 16 chars; Symantec dismisses staff over certs; ICO moved from MOJ to Culture; Apple apps infected with malware.

Fatal exception crashes Google Chrome in sixteen characters

If you see this code and you are using Google Chrome, don't click it, type it in, copy it or even hover your mouse over it http:// a /%%30%30

Google releases Chrome 45 and patches 29 vulnerabilities

Chrome 45, Google's newest version, patches 29 vulnerabilities.

Google pumps out updates to security extension to patch vulnerabilities

Persistent problems are plaguing the Google engineers who developed an anti-phishing extension for Chrome.

ICYMI: Anonymous targets ISIS, 'advanced' attacks & TV takeover

This week's In Case You Missed It column looks the top stories on SC from the past week, including an online battle between Anonymous and ISIS, a takeover of a French TV network and demystifying claims of 'advanced' cyber-attacks.

Data-scraping Chrome extension steals more than a million users' data

Discovery of data theft leads to Google pulling more than 200 dodgy extensions from Chrome Web Store.

Google launches FIDO-compliant 2FA USB key for Chrome and Gmail

Google has souped up its two-factor authentication (2FA) login process with the launch of Security Key, a physical USB that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website.

Google removes adware-laden Chrome extensions

The tech giant removed browser extensions from its Chrome store after finding that both hosted malware serving up intrusive ads.

Google fixes 50 security flaws in new version of Chrome

Google has launched a new version of its Chrome web browser which includes 50 security fixes. Chrome has more than 750 million active users worldwide and rivals Internet Explorer as the world's most popular web browser.