Neowin: Google brings Grasshopper programming instruction tool to the desktop

Neowin: Google brings Grasshopper programming instruction tool to the desktop. “With the expansion onto the desktop, two new classes have been added to Grasshopper which are specifically designed for use on desktops and laptops and use a code editor. The aim of the classes is to give an introduction to developing webpages. The Intro to Webpages course will teach users the basics of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS in order to get them building simple webpages.”

TechCrunch: A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone

TechCrunch: A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone . “A security researcher has found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone — with just a few lines of code. Sabri Haddouche tweeted a proof-of-concept webpage with just 15 lines of code which, if visited, will crash and restart an iPhone or iPad. Those on macOS may also see Safari freeze when opening the link.”

ZDNet: Chrome, Firefox CSS3 flaw may have let attackers grab Facebook user data

ZDNet: Chrome, Firefox CSS3 flaw may have let attackers grab Facebook user data. “Chrome and Firefox recently received patches for a bug that allowed attackers to reveal Facebook usernames, profile pictures and Likes when users visited an attack site. The bug is caused by the way Chrome and Firefox implemented a feature of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) called ‘mix-blend-mode’, introduced to the CSS3 standard in 2016.”

Pastejacking Turns Copy/Paste into Copy/OhCrap

Here’s your new security vocabulary word: pastejacking. “This side of haptic gloves, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V is as close as we can get to reaching out and grabbing something off the web. It’s the cyber-grab you cyber-learn in your cyber-infancy and never cyber-forget because you endlessly cyber-repeat it. Repetition teaches us that what goes in to our hand when we Ctrl+C (grab something) comes out of our hand when we Ctrl+V (let it go). But what if it didn’t? What if you reached out to grab one apple but when you opened your hand you had a pear? Or a piranha?”