Bleeping Computer: Malicious browser extensions targeted almost 7 million people

Bleeping Computer: Malicious browser extensions targeted almost 7 million people. “Almost 7 million users have attempted to install malicious browser extensions since 2020, with 70% of those extensions used as adware to target users with advertisements. The most common payloads carried by malicious web browser extensions during the first half of 2022 belonged to adware families, snooping on browsing activity and promoting affiliate links.”

Ars Technica: Update Chrome now to patch actively exploited zero-day

Ars Technica: Update Chrome now to patch actively exploited zero-day . “The exploit was reported by Ashley Shen and Christian Resell of the Google Threat Analysis Group, and that’s all the information we have for now. Details of the exploit are currently tucked behind a wall in the Chromium bugs group and are restricted to those actively working on related components and registered with Chromium. After a certain percentage of users have applied the relevant updates, those details may be revealed.”

PR Newswire: CyberRatings.org Announces New Web Browser Test Results for 2022 (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: CyberRatings.org Announces New Web Browser Test Results for 2022 (PRESS RELEASE). “CyberRatings.org, the non-profit entity dedicated to providing transparency on cybersecurity product efficacy, has published the results of its 2022 Web Browser Security Test. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox were tested for Phishing Protection and Malware Protection running on Windows 10 and 11.”

Lifehacker: Everything New in Chrome 104

Lifehacker: Everything New in Chrome 104. “Google’s latest update, Chrome 104, is here. Assuming you have the surprisingly generous system requirements, you can update your browser today to take advantage of its new features and changes. The biggest UI changes are for Chromebook users running Chrome OS, but all Chrome users will benefit from the security patches.”

TechRadar: I came across this unloved browser and now Google Chrome looks even worse

TechRadar: I came across this unloved browser and now Google Chrome looks even worse. “From controlling how much of any given resource websites can use to built-in adblocker to its tight integrations with Discord, YouTube Music, and more directly through the browser interface, there are near endless ways users can augment their experience with Opera GX.”

RIP Internet Explorer: South Korean engineer’s browser ‘grave’ goes viral (RFI)

RFI: RIP Internet Explorer: South Korean engineer’s browser ‘grave’ goes viral. “In honour of the browser’s ‘death’, a gravestone marked with its signature ‘e’ logo was set up on the rooftop of a cafe in South Korea’s southern city of Gyeongju by engineer Kiyoung Jung, 38. ‘He was a good tool to use to download other browsers,’ the gravestone’s inscription reads.”

Associated Press: So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today

Associated Press: So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today. “Internet Explorer is finally headed out to pasture. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore. The 27-year-old application now joins BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of tech history.”

Lifehacker: This Browser Can Use Chrome and Firefox Extensions at the Same Time

Lifehacker: This Browser Can Use Chrome and Firefox Extensions at the Same Time. “If you have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad and you’re looking for something new from your web browser, you should check out Orion. The new browser lets you run both Google Chrome extensions and Firefox add-ons, while claiming not to sacrifice your privacy. Orion is based on WebKit, the browser engine used by Safari on Mac and all the browsers on your iPhone.”

Google: We’re making the Chrome browser ‘more helpful’ by using machine learning

ZDNet: Google: We’re making the Chrome browser ‘more helpful’ by using machine learning. “Google on Thursday shared a few ways it’s using machine learning to improve the Chrome browser, including reducing the number of annoying notifications that pop up. All of the latest updates are all powered by on-device machine learning models, so user data doesn’t have to leave the device.”