When security products make systems less secure

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

There has been an increase in reports pf security products recently which make user systems less secure when they are installed, used or even just present on the system. Many antivirus companies have added tools and products to their security programs in recent years to increase the perceived value of the ...

How to avoid the latest LastPass Phishing Attack

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Sean Cassidy discovered recently that the popular password manager LastPass is vulnerable to a  phishing attack that takes advantage of the way messages are displayed to users of the service. The method that he describes on his blog works in Google Chrome, and to a degree in Firefox as well. The main ...

This Malware Can Delete and Replace Your Entire Chrome Browser with a Lookalike

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Security researchers have uncovered a new piece of Adware that replaces your entire browser with a dangerous copy of Google Chrome, in a way that you will not notice any difference while browsing. The new adware software, dubbed "eFast Browser," works by installing and running itself in place of Google Chrome The ...

7 Ways to Secure Your Web Browser Against Attacks

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Your web browser is under attack. Aside from simply tricking you into downloading and running malicious software, attackers mainly target flaws in your browser and its plug-ins to compromise your PC. Use these tips to secure your web browser from attackers, whether they’re using malvertising attacks, compromising websites, or just directing you to malicious ...

HowTo: Privacy & Security Conscious Browsing

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The purpose of this document is to make recommendations on how to browse in a privacy and security conscious manner. This information is compiled from a number of sources, which are referenced throughout the document, as well as my own experiences with the described technologies. Source: https://gist.github.com/atcuno/3425484ac5cce5298932