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  • Critical IE 11 bug can be used for effective phishing attacks

    04.02.2015

    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.

  • Beware of emails pushing Google Chrome updates!

    03.02.2015

    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.

  • Browser security warning redesigned with partial success

    02.02.2015

    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.

  • One-click mobile fraud variant throws browser for a loop

    16.01.2015

    Symantec researchers have recently encountered a new variant of the old one-click mobile fraud, which results in the users' mobile browser being thrown in a loop and becoming unusable.

  • WhiteHat Aviator browser is not secure, says Google developer

    12.01.2015

    Late last week WhiteHat Security open sourced Aviator, its Chromium-based browser that has been marketed as "the most secure browser online." The browser offers anonymity and security by default: no hidden tracking by advertizers, blocks advertisements by default (thus preventing malvertising attacks), default private browsing mode, and so on.




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Why vulnerability disclosure shouldn’t be a marketing tool

Brian Honan, CEO at BH Consulting, talks about a recent vulnerability disclosure trend – a trend that he believes may ultimately cause more harm than good: security vendors using vulnerability disclosure as a marketing tool with the goal of enhancing their company’s bottom line.


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