Beware: Hola VPN turns your PC into an exit node and sells your traffic

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Hola is a popular virtual private network (VPN) provider that is available for various web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as desktop and mobile operating systems. It is free to use and if you check ratings and users on Chrome's Web Store alone, you will ...

All Major Web Browsers Fall in Pwn2Own Hacking Contest

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Security researchers nabbed $552,500 in bounties at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest, demonstrating exploits against the top four Web browsers, plus Adobe Reader and Flash Player. On Thursday, the second and final day of the competition, the star of the show was South Korean security researcher JungHoon Lee, aka "lokihardt," who ...

Serious bug in fully patched Internet Explorer puts user credentials at risk

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

A vulnerability in fully patched versions of Internet Explorer allows attackers to steal login credentials and inject malicious content into users' browsing sessions. Microsoft officials said they're working on a fix for the bug, which works successfully on IE 11 running on both Windows 7 and 8.1. The vulnerability is known ...

Microsoft increases IE security, starts blocking old ActiveX controls

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

As part of Microsoft's ongoing effort to improve the security of its Internet Explorer browser, the company has started blocking outdated ActiveX plugins from being enabled. ActiveX controls have been a feature of Internet Explorer for a very long time and help in enabling interactive content through the browser. Most third-party plugins such ...

Microsoft will patch IE zero day but doesn’t give timeline

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Microsoft said Thursday it plans eventually to patch a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 that it's known about for seven months, but it didn't say when. A security research group within Hewlett-Packard called the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) released details of the flaw on Wednesday after giving Microsoft months to address ...

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