A series of Internet campaigns pushing bogus Firefox updates onto unwary users have been spotted by researchers, and among them is one that lures them in through “Green Card Lottery” ads.
Back in May, NSS Labs shared the results of their testing of how successful popular Web browsers are in detecting malware, showing that the latest versions of Internet Explorer (10) and Chrome (25/26) were considerably more effective that those of Safari (5), Firefox (19) and Opera (12): Their latest testing and reports concentrate on phishing protection and privacy settings.
A breach of the Opera Software internal infrastructure has resulted in the theft of an expired Opera code signing certificate and used it to sign a piece of malware, package it and push it out as an update for the Opera browser.
Mozilla released Firefox 22, which includes 14 security updates: four are critical, six high, three moderate and one low.
NSS Labs released the results and analysis from its web browser security comparative evaluating the protection offered by five browsers - Safari 5, Chrome 25/26, Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 19 and Opera 12 - against malware downloads (also known as socially engineered malware).
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