Threatpost: Mozilla Patches Pwn2Own Zero Day in Firefox. “Mozilla was quick to patch a zero day vulnerability identified in the Firefox browser at the Pwn2Own hacking competition last week. The company remedied the issue just shy of 24 hours of being made aware of the flaw, pushing out the updated version 52.0.1 of the browser late Friday.”
Hongkiat: New Chrome 57 Reduces Power Consumption for Background Tabs . “With the release of Chrome 57, Google’s own web browser has gotten a slew of new features such as support for CSS Grid Layout and the addition of the new ‘Media Session API’. However, perhaps the most useful addition that comes with Chrome 57 has to be its power management system.”
CNET: Vivaldi wants to make your web browsing history useful. “Where you’ve already been on the web turns out to be a pretty important predictor of where you’d like to go next. That’s why the next version of Vivaldi, a newer competitor to the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, is putting browser history front and center.”
Google has let the cat out of the bag about another Windows vulnerability.. “Google’s Project Zero research team has actively been detecting vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s software products for quite some time…. Just a few days ago, it disclosed yet another vulnerability in Windows, however, this time after its standard 90-day deadline had passed. Now, the company has revealed yet another weakness in Microsoft’s software products, and this time, the flaw pertains to Edge and Internet Explorer, which means that it does not only impact Windows 10 but other iterations of the operating system as well.”
Ubergizmo: Firefox Testing Ability To Snooze Browser Tabs . “Come across an interesting article that you want to read but don’t have the time? There are a few different ways that you can go about handling this, one of which is bookmarking the website for later. However in the latest addition to the Firefox Test Pilot Program, Mozilla is introducing a feature called ‘SnoozeTabs’.”
TorrentFreak: Brave: A Privacy Focused Browser With Built-in Torrent Streaming. “Brave is a new privacy and security focused web browser with built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming. The browser allows seasoned downloaders and complete novices to get their torrent fix instantly, without any hassle.” It’s important to remember that plenty of legal content is distributed via Torrent, and that torrented content is not inherently pirated, etc.