Bleeping Computer: Microsoft Defender falsely detects Win32/Hive.ZY in Google Chrome, Electron apps

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft Defender falsely detects Win32/Hive.ZY in Google Chrome, Electron apps. “A bad Microsoft Defender signature update mistakenly detects Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Discord, and other Electron apps as ‘Win32/Hive.ZY’ each time the apps are opened in Windows. The issue started Sunday morning when Microsoft pushed out Defender signature update 1.373.1508.0 to include two new threat detections, including Behavior:Win32/Hive.ZY.”

Appears to say: Microsoft Edge now provides auto-generated image labels (Windows Blog)

Windows Blog: Appears to say: Microsoft Edge now provides auto-generated image labels. “Alt text is critical to making the web accessible, yet it’s often overlooked. Our data suggests that more than half of the images processed by screen readers are missing alt text. To help fill that gap, Microsoft Edge will now provide auto-generated alt text for images that do not include it. Auto-generated alt text helps users of assistive technology such as screen readers discover the meaning or intent of an images on the web.”

PCWorld: 4 killer tab search tricks for Chrome and Microsoft Edge

PCWorld: 4 killer tab search tricks for Chrome and Microsoft Edge. “We’ve all, at some point in our computing lives, dealt with browser tab overload. But instead of giving into that helpless feeling—and loading yet another version of a tab you’ve probably got open already—consider the alternatives. These days, there are lots of ways to quickly sift through your open or recently-closed browser tabs, sparing you the agony of having to click through each one to find what you’re looking for. Here are four tricks you can use in Chrome, Edge, and other Chromium-based browsers to instantly get back to what you’re looking for.”

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft Edge just got a ‘Super Duper Secure Mode’ upgrade

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft Edge just got a ‘Super Duper Secure Mode’ upgrade. “Microsoft has announced that the Edge Vulnerability Research team is experimenting with a new feature dubbed ‘Super Duper Secure Mode’ and designed to bring security improvements without significant performance losses. When enabled, the new Microsoft Edge Super Duper Secure Mode will remove Just-In-Time Compilation (JIT) from the V8 processing pipeline, reducing the attack surface threat actors can use to hack into Edge users’ systems.”

CNET: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge join forces to improve browser extensions

CNET: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge join forces to improve browser extensions. “The teams behind the Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers have banded together to improve extensions, the add-ons you can download to customize the software. That should mean your extensions will work better and come with a better security foundation to protect you from malware.”

The Verge: Microsoft is ending support for the old non-Chromium Edge

The Verge: Microsoft is ending support for the old non-Chromium Edge. “Support for Microsoft’s Edge browser is ending today — not the new Chromium-based one, but the original Edge that was built as a replacement for Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft now calls it Legacy Edge, and the company announced it would be discontinuing the product back in August. That day has finally come: Legacy Edge will no longer receive security updates, and anyone still using it should start the process of switching to something else.”

BetaNews: Firefox 85 blocks so-called ‘supercookies’ as Microsoft Edge 88 boosts performance and security

BetaNews: Firefox 85 blocks so-called ‘supercookies’ as Microsoft Edge 88 boosts performance and security. “It’s been a busy few days for web browsers. Last week, Microsoft Edge 88.0 rolled out several major new features, including a new sleeping tabs feature, while today sees the launch of Firefox 85.0. Firefox 85 arrives with three new noteworthy features.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases first build of its Edge browser for Linux

BetaNews: Microsoft releases first build of its Edge browser for Linux . “We’ve known for a while that Microsoft has been working on a Linux version of its new Chromium Edge browser, and today the software giant announces the first build for users to try. Today’s release supports Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions and Microsoft says going forward it will be releasing new builds on a weekly basis.”