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Microsoft Rolls Out “Kids Mode” For Safe Browsing In Edge Browser

While the internet has become a must-have for the kids, especially during the global lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, unattended exposure of kids to the internet world has become a security risk for innocent users as well. Addressing this issue, Microsoft has announced the launch of a dedicated “Kids Mode” in its Edge browser.

Over a Dozen Chrome Extensions Caught Hijacking Google Search Results for Millions

Over a dozen Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browser extensions—dubbed 'CacheFlow' collectively—caught hijacking Google search results.

Microsoft Edge gets a password generator, leaked credentials monitor

Microsoft is rolling out a built-in password generator and a leaked credentials monitoring feature on Windows and macOS systems running the latest Microsoft Edge version.

28 Chrome And Edge Third-Party Extensions Found Infected With Malware

Researchers found numerous third-party extensions on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge infected with malware. The malware hijacked traffic supposedly for monetary gains. In all, these extensions affected around three million users globally.

Microsoft Authenticator brings password autofill to mobile devices

Microsoft has released a new version of Microsoft Authenticator that now acts as a password manager for Android and iOS.

Watch Out! Adrozek Malware Hijacking Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Yandex Browsers

Microsoft on Thursday took the wraps off an ongoing campaign impacting popular web browsers that stealthily injects malware-infested ads into search results to earn money via affiliate advertising. The campaign — which impacts Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Yandex Browser, and Mozilla Firefox browsers on Windows — aims to insert additional, unauthorized ads on top of legitimate ads displayed on search engine results pages, leading users to click on these ads inadvertently.

Microsoft Edge will soon allow users to disable the 'reveal password' option

Last year, Microsoft added support revealing passwords to help users verify them. The company is now working on an option that will allow Microsoft Edge users to disable the password reveal option.

Logistics giant CMA CGM goes offline to block malware attack

CMA CGM S.A., a French maritime transport and logistics giant, today disclosed a malware attack affecting some servers on the edge of its network.

Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in password generator

In the latest version of Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary, you can use a feature called "suggest strong passwords" to quickly generate passwords. Here's how.

Microsoft Edge 86 update beefs up compromised password alerts

A new Microsoft Edge Dev channel update is ready for testing. This week, Microsoft has added a bunch of new options to various menus while also beefing up its alerts for when it detects compromised passwords.

Instagram Retained Deleted User Data Despite GDPR Rules

Instagram kept copies of deleted pictures and private direct messages on its servers even after someone removed them from their account. The Facebook-owned service acknowledged the slipup and awarded a security researcher $6,000 for finding the bug.

TikTok Collected Android User Data Using Google-Prohibited Tactic

TikTok has been collecting unique identifiers from millions of Android devices without their users’ knowledge using a tactic previously prohibited by Google because it violated people’s privacy, new research has found.

Google Chrome Browser Bug Exposes Billions of Users to Data Theft

A vulnerability in Google’s Chromium-based browsers would allow attackers to bypass the Content Security Policy (CSP) on websites, in order to steal data and execute rogue code. The bug (CVE-2020-6519) is found in Chrome, Opera and Edge, on Windows, Mac and Android – potentially affecting billions of web users.

Microsoft Edge now blocks abusive notifications to reduce web spam

Websites increasingly ask to send notifications about their new contents and notifications are also abused for advertisements or web scams. To address this webspam mess, Microsoft Edge 84 introduces a new notification request experience called quiet notification requests.

Digital privacy: A double-edged sword

Digital privacy is paramount to the global community, but it must be balanced against the proliferation of digital-first crimes.

How secure is your web browser?

NSS Labs released the results of its web browser security test after testing Chrome, Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera, for phishing and malware protection.

NewsGuard now free on Microsoft Edge as part of expanded partnership

Microsoft and NewsGuard announced an expanded partnership that sees NewsGuard become available for free on Microsoft Edge. It also brings NewsGuard data to Microsoft's Bing.

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