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  • Chrome not the only browser that stores plain-text passwords

    08.08.2013

    When choosing to import his Safari bookmarks and settings into Google's Chrome browser, software developer Elliot Kember discovered that although it seemed like he could opt out of importing his saved passwords, he had no choice but to do it: "Why is 'Saved passwords' greyed out, and mandatory? Why have a check-box? This is the illusion of choice," he says, and points out another thing that troubles him: the imported passwords can easily be revealed to anyone having physical access to the computer, via a click on the "Show" button in Chrome’s settings panel.

  • Chrome, Firefox users targeted with account-hijacking plugins

    31.07.2013

    Hijacked social networking accounts can be monetized in a number of ways, so cyber crooks are always thinking up new ways of doing so, preferably without the user noticing.

  • Internet Explorer best at malware and privacy protection

    24.07.2013

    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.

  • Google implements malware scan for submissions to Chrome Web Store

    25.06.2013

    Late last week, Google has announced that submissions to the Chrome Web Store will, from now on, be checked for malware.

  • Malicious browser extensions are hijacking Facebook accounts

    13.05.2013

    Facebook users - especially those in Brazil - are being targeted with malicious browser extensions trying to hijack Facebook profiles, warns Microsoft.




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Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


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