Rogue extensions that hijack Chrome & Firefox are near impossible to remove

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

As discovered by Malwarebytes researcher Pieter Arntz, a new pair of extensions plaguing Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox can hijack the browsers in order to push technical support scams at you and potentially even spy on your browsing activities. Called "Tiempo en colombia en vivo" on the Chrome Web Store, the ...

Extended Validation Is Broken

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Extended validation ("EV") certificates are a unique type of certificate issued by certificate authorities after more extensive validation of the entity requesting the certificate. In exchange for this more rigorous vetting, browsers show a special indicator like a green bar containing the company name, or in the case of Safari ...

Chrome 63 notifies you of Man-in-the-Middle issues

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Google plans to launch a new security feature in the upcoming Chrome 63 browser that notifies users about Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) issues. MITM is best known as a method to attack user systems by intercepting and manipulating traffic. Many security programs with firewall and browsing components do use similar functionality to inspect ...

Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

There is a phishing attack that is receiving much attention today in the security community. As a reminder: A phishing attack is when an attacker sends you an email that contains a link to a malicious website. You click on the link because it appears to be trusted. Merely visiting the ...

Fake Font Update on Google Chrome Uses Social Engineering to Infect Users with Ransomware

Friday, February 24th, 2017

We’ve seen social engineering attacks manipulate users time and time again. From phishing emails, to baiting attempts – this breed of cyberthreat has continued to manipulate users for years. And now a new scam has emerged that utilizes a fake update on Google Chrome to trick users into downloading and ...

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