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Privacy Focused Brave Browser Gained 8.7 million New Users in 12 months

The privacy-oriented web browser, Brave, has reported that it increased its monthly active users by 8.7 million compared to this time last year bringing the total count above 20 million. Brave also said that 7 million people are active on Brave every single day, up from 3 million last year. Both monthly active users and daily active users increased by 2.3 times over the last 12 months.

Singapore home cams hacked: Are web and mobile cameras secure?

What should people look out for when buying surveillance cameras? Find out the answers to the top five concerns surrounding web cams.

New PIN Verification Bypass Flaw Affects Visa Contactless Payments

Even as Visa issued a warning about a new JavaScript web skimmer known as Baka, cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a new flaw in the company's EMV enabled cards that enable cybercriminals to obtain funds and defraud cardholders as well as merchants illicitly.

Safari Bug Revealed After Apple Takes Nearly a Year to Patch

A security researcher disclosed details of an Apple Safari web browser security hole that could leak files with other browsers and applications and open the door to exploitation by attackers. The disclosure came only after Apple said it would delay patching the vulnerability for nearly a year.

Former Uber CSO Charged With Paying ‘Hush Money’ in 2016 Breach Cover-Up

A former Uber security executive has been charged for his role in the cover-up of a massive 2016 data breach, in which attackers accessed the company’s Amazon Web Services accounts and stole data associated with 57 million passengers and drivers.

Zoom web client outage prevents users from joining meetings

Zoom users are currently unable to join meetings and webinars through the Zoom web client and WebSDK, with the outage not impacting users joining through the Zoom application.

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.

LastPass adds new 'Security Dashboard' and dark web monitoring features for passwords

LastPass has announced that it is bringing a new 'Security Dashboard' for all users that helps them monitor passwords. It is also adding dark web monitoring for Premium, Families, and businesses.

WhatsApp launches new tool to help users spot fake news

WhatsApp has been updated with a new feature called 'Search the Web'. This tool lets users do a web search for links they have been sent and can potentially curb the spread of false information.

Incognito and private mode offer fewer protections than you think

Private mode browsing is a useful way to cover your online tracks. Just don't read too much into the word private.

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.

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.

Google will now auto-delete location and search history by default for new users

Google will now auto-delete data after 18 months for all new users. This feature applies to search history (on web or in-app), location history, and voice commands collected through the Google Assistant or devices like Google Home.

List of well-known web sites that port scan their visitors

Many well-known and heavily used web sites are using a fraud protection script that port scans your local computer for remote access programs.

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