When Microsoft issued an out-of-band security update to patch the zero day Internet Explorer vulnerability on May 1, it was revealed by researchers from security company FireEye that the bug was being actively exploited by attackers targeting US-based defense and financial firms.
In its latest Security Intelligence Report, Microsoft has noted that malware designed to make money for the attacker via click fraud, performing Bitcoin mining, and redirecting search results, has been plentiful in the last quarter of 2014.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is on a mission: give users a tool that will help them disallow/block trackers contained within the Web pages they visit.
Apple updated Safari for Mavericks to version 7.0.3, while fixing security and adding compatibility and stability improvements.
NSS Labs released the results and analysis from its latest Browser Security Comparative Analysis Report which evaluated the ability of eight leading browsers - Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Kingsoft Liebao, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Qihoo 360 Safe Browser, and Sogou Explorer – to block against socially engineered malware (SEM).