BetaNews: Malwarebytes launches free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox

BetaNews: Malwarebytes launches free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox. “In order to make using the internet safer, Malwarebytes is launching Browser Guard, a free browser extension aimed at safeguarding consumers from scammers, and allowing them to browse up to four times faster.”

ZDNet: Firefox will soon warn users of software that performs MitM attacks

ZDNet: Firefox will soon warn users of software that performs MitM attacks. “The Firefox browser will soon come with a new security feature that will detect and then warn users when a third-party app is performing a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack by hijacking the user’s HTTPS traffic.”

Engadget: New web security standard promises safer, faster browsing

Engadget: New web security standard promises safer, faster browsing. “It’s safe to say that web security could use a tune-up given the deluge of malware attacks and data breaches. Thankfully, it’s about to get one. The Internet Engineering Task Force has approved Transport Layer Security 1.3, a new standard that makes some fundamental improvements to how and when web encryption kicks in. For the most part, int involves both shrinking the window of opportunity for intruders and preventing them from recycling code.”

TorrentFreak: Which VPN Services Keep You Anonymous in 2018?

TorrentFreak: Which VPN Services Keep You Anonymous in 2018?. “In response to a growing threat of Internet surveillance and censorship, VPN services have surged in popularity in recent years. Encrypting one’s traffic through a VPN connection helps to keep online communications private, but what more does your VPN provider do to keep you anonymous? We take a look at the logging policies and other privacy features of dozens of VPN providers.”

TechCrunch: DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web

TechCrunch: DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web. “Some major product news from veteran anti-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo: Today it’s launched revamped mobile apps and browser extensions that bake in a tracker blocker for third party sites, and include a suite of other privacy features intended to help users keep surfing privately as they navigate around the web.”

MIT News: How to Stay Anonymous Online

From MIT News: How to Stay Anonymous Online. “At the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium in July, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne will present a new anonymity scheme that provides strong security guarantees but uses bandwidth much more efficiently than its predecessors. In experiments, the researchers’ system required only one-tenth as much time as existing systems to transfer a large file between anonymous users.”