Mozilla released Firefox 40. The update includes four critical, seven high and two moderate security updates.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy company Disconnect and a coalition of Internet companies have announced a stronger “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting for Web browsing—a new policy standard that, coupled with privacy software, will better protect users from sites that try to secretly follow and record their Internet activity, and incentivize advertisers and data collection companies to respect a user’s choice not to be tracked online.
Independent researcher Mathias Karlsson has discovered a vulnerability that can be exploited to disable Chrome extensions without user interaction.
Microsoft Edge, the new browser in Windows 10, represents a significant increase in the security over Internet Explorer.
The problems with passwords have already been well documented, and the main problem with static biometrics ("something you are": fingerprints, retina patterns, etc.) is that they can't be changed.
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