Microsoft has released a security advisory on Thursday, confirming that all supported releases of Microsoft Windows are vulnerable to the recently documented FREAK (Factoring RSA Export Keys) attack.
Google is looking to minimize its users' exposure to potentially unwanted software, and to that end they have announced a few changes.
A hacker has discovered a universal Cross Site Scripting (XSS) flaw that affects Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 and 8.1, and which could allow attackers to execute extremely convincing phishing attacks against Internet users.
Google Chrome users are being actively targeted with a spam email campaign impersonating the Internet giant, urging them to download a newer version of the popular browser because theirs is "potentially vulnerable and out of date": Unfortunately for those who fall for this scam, the offered link does not lead to the legitimate software, even though the executable is named ChromeSetup.exe.
How to make users understand a browser's SSL warning, and make them choose the link that will lead them away from a site that has been deemed unsafe for use? A group of Google researchers have had the opportunity to test the recommendation from warning literature.
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