17 May 2021

‘Scheme Flooding’ Allows Websites to Track Users Across Browsers

Security researchers have discovered a new vulnerability that allows browsers to enumerate applications on a machine, threatening cross-browser anonymity in popular search engines such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Tor. The vulnerability is referred to as “scheme flooding,” and allows websites to identify users across different desktop browsers,

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10 Jul 2020

Mozilla turns off “Firefox Send” following malware abuse reports

Mozilla’s Firefox Send service has been controversial as it allows threat actors to generate unique short-term links based on trusted URLs for sharing files. Although the feature is appreciated by many individuals, Mozilla has decided to suspend it due to its ability to be used for malicious purposes. Cybercriminals often

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26 Nov 2019

Scam Browser Notification Prompts Increased by 69% in 2019

In the first nine months of this year, the number of ad and scam browser notifications surged by 69%, a new report by Kaspersky shows. If users allow browser notifications for a certain website, these can be sent even when users are not visiting that website. Malicious websites increasingly try

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07 Nov 2019

Tech Support Scammers Are Abusing a New Firefox Browser Lock Bug

Threat actors are taking advantage of a vulnerability in the Firefox browser as part of a new tech support scam, a security researcher with Malwarebytes discovered. The flaw, dubbed browlock, makes it possible for code running on a website to lock up a browser tab by displaying numerous login popups.

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