Items tagged with Chrome

Though you may think your home network is secure, attackers may be able to sneak in through your web browser and leverage vulnerabilities to pivot to internal devices. This is especially true for Internet of Things (IoT) equipment, which is notoriously insecure, requiring regular patches or even warnings from the... Read more...
Google is bringing three new features to its browser powered by generative AI with the M121 release of its Chrome browser. These new features will be become available to Windows and Mac users based in the United States over the next few days, however, it's unknown how long users outside the US will need to wait. It’s... Read more...
It might not be nice, but it might just be fair to call anyone who uses Google Chrome's Incognito Mode and then expects real privacy a "rube," given that Google is a company that makes an incredible amount of money on selling other people's information. We're not saying that, though, and the reason is simply because... Read more...
For millions of Chrome browser users, third-party tracking cookies are no longer part of the deal while surfing the internet. That's because Google has finally begun implementing its plan to phase out third-party cookies, albeit initially for a small fraction of Chrome users—just 1%. While that may seem like a... Read more...
As we closed out 2023, the world of cybersecurity settled just a touch as threat actors and defenders went off to celebrate the holiday in a seemingly unspoken Christmas truce. Nothing good can last forever, though, as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) makes clear with an update to the Known... Read more...
Chrome's Incognito Mode isn't really incognito. Google still tracks users browsing in Incognito Mode, which led to a $5 billion class action lawsuit in 2020. Google has reportedly agreed to settle the case in order to avoid a messy trial, but the exact terms of the deal are not yet available. Chrome users will... Read more...
Google is adding some new bells and whistles to Chrome on the desktop that could potentially make the world's most popular browser a bit faster and more secure. While these are not necessarily game-changing alterations, they're significant enough that you may want to initiate a manual update rather than waiting for... Read more...
If you're using a Chrome browser—and chances are high that you are, simply based on Chrome's dominant market share—stop what you're doing and initiate an update to the latest version. Yes, you should be receiving Chrome updates on an automatic basis, but the newest build patches a bunch of alarming security... Read more...
Modern browsers like Chrome make it a snap to open links in new tabs, and that's led to many a cluttered window. The next version of Chrome might ease the burden with automatic tab organization. Simply tell your browser to organize your tabs, and like magic, it'll (hopefully) create order from chaos. Most Chrome... Read more...
The internet can be a dangerous place, and that's before you start integrating bits of third-party code into your browser. Some of those extensions end up being shady or even outright malicious, and that can lead to their removal from centralized repositories like the Chrome Web Store. Google doesn't want people... Read more...
Heads up to anyone who's running Google's Chrome browser—and a lot of people are, going by its massive market share—there's another actively-exploited zero-day vulnerability compromising its security. That's a bit of a big deal when you consider there are billions of Chrome installs. Fortunately, Google has pushed out... Read more...
For the second time this year (and in less than a week) Google has issued an emergency security patch for billions of Chrome browser users. Left uninstalled, the browser is vulnerable to a zero-day security flaw that is known to be actively exploited in the wild. Suffice to say you'll want to install this one sooner... Read more...
You probably don't go installing software and updates willy-nilly but you may know someone who does, be it a less tech savvy friend or family member. If they surf the web using Google's Chrome browser, save yourself a potential tech support headache and advise them of a malware campaign designed to dupe them into... Read more...
Google is currently testing a Chrome browser API that promises to open up "a new dawn for web graphics" as well as give AI a serious kick in the pants. It's called WebGPU and it's been in development for several years, according to Google. In a blog post, Google says WebGPU is now available by default in the latest... Read more...
Google's web browser, Chrome, has not been particularly memory efficient in the past and has long been the subject of scrutiny for over-use of memory. In December, Alphabet Inc.'s subsidiary promised that there would be greater emphasis put on memory savings and reduced power consumption for the browser. Those... Read more...
A new year is upon us, and with it comes a barrage of announcements coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Shows (which, incidentally, doesn't even officially begin until tomorrow). With everything that's going on, it would be easy to forget that Google is planning to sunset support for its popular Chrome browser on... Read more...
It's no secret that most of our secrets are at risk in a digital world. That's why having strong and secure passwords and authentication methods is extremely important to prevent things like digital theft. As a step in the direction of better security, Apple, Google, and Microsoft have actually all agreed on... Read more...
We've been hearing for years (literally) that Google is working to make Chrome less of a memory hog. Maybe not in those exact words, but Google has pushed out an updates on numerous occasions with optimizations designed to make the browser handle system memory better than it does. And now once again, Google is making... Read more...
All web browsers look essentially the same these days, but that wasn't always the case. Browsers used to have separate search and address bars until Google set a new standard when it merged them in Chrome. The Chrome address bar, sometimes called the "omnibox," has continued to get smarter over the years, and the... Read more...
Last week, Google began pushing out an update to its Chrome browser that fixes a critical security vulnerability in the browser’s JavaScript engine. Google noted in its blog post about the update that an exploit for this vulnerability is out in the wild. Then, on Monday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security... Read more...
Between all the scintillating Black Friday deals and the Cyber Monday bargains that will follow, you may end up spending a lot of time surfing online retail stores for discounts. That's all well and good, but if you're among the more than 2 billion people who use Google's Chrome browser, take a moment to apply the... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Zimperium have discovered a botnet made up of web browsers infected by malware. The malware in question is known as Cloud9 and takes the form of browser extensions. When installed, these browser extensions take control of infected browsers to steal valuable information and perform... Read more...
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