Browser Extensions: Are They Worth the Risk? (Krebs on Security)

Krebs on Security: Browser Extensions: Are They Worth the Risk?. “Popular file-sharing site Mega.nz is warning users that cybercriminals hacked its browser extension for Google Chrome so that usernames and passwords submitted through the browser were copied and forwarded to a rogue server in Ukraine. This attack serves as a fresh reminder that legitimate browser extensions can and periodically do fall into the wrong hands, and that it makes good security sense to limit your exposure to such attacks by getting rid of extensions that are no longer useful or actively maintained by developers.”

Neowin: The Tor Project has released Tor Browser 8.0 with huge changes

Neowin: The Tor Project has released Tor Browser 8.0 with huge changes. “The Tor Project has just recently released the eighth version of its Tor Browser. The release is noteworthy because it is the first version to be based on Firefox 60 ESR so it includes all the changes brought with the Quantum update including the updated Photon UI and more.”

Ars Technica: Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign

Ars Technica: Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign. “Chrome’s big redesign is rolling out across desktop operating systems, Android, and iOS starting today. The new design brings Chrome more in line with Google’s updated Material Design guidelines that were announced this year at I/O. You’ll find a UI that is rounder, whiter, and has new icons. Tabs change from the trapezoidal shape to rectangles with rounded corners, the address bar is round, the omnibox is an actual box now, and there’s a new profile button to the right of the menu.”

BetaNews: Chrome vulnerability leaves Wi-Fi networks open to attack

BetaNews: Chrome vulnerability leaves Wi-Fi networks open to attack. “Researchers at cybersecurity and penetration testing consultancy SureCloud have uncovered a weakness in the way Google Chrome and Opera browsers, among others, handle saved passwords and how those saved passwords are used to interact with home Wi-Fi routers over unencrypted connections.”

CNET: Google Chrome’s biggest challenge at age 10 might just be its own success

CNET: Google Chrome’s biggest challenge at age 10 might just be its own success. “Exactly 10 years ago Tuesday, a newly promoted vice president named Sundar Pichai stood before a group of tech reporters in a conference room at Google’s Mountain View, California, headquarters. There, he revealed the Chrome web browser publicly for the first time. It went well, to say the least.”