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Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track secure web traffic

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Many hackers won’t touch web browsers beyond exploiting their vulnerabilities, but one group is taking things one step further. Kaspersky has detailed attempts by a Russian group, Turla, to fingerprint TLS-encrypted web traffic by modifying Chrome and Firefox. The team first infects systems with a remote access […]

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Google faces scrutiny from Congress, DOJ over plans to encrypt DNS

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Jeenah Moon Google’s bid to encrypt domain name requests appears to be raising hackles among American officials. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the House Judiciary Committee is investigating Google’s plans to implement DNS over TLS in Chrome, while the Justice Department has “recently received complaints” about the practice. […]

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Mozilla’s Firefox Test Pilot Program relaunches with a ‘Private Network’ extension

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mozilla Firefox is beefing up its security features with a new beta extension that secures your personal data and hides your IP address by protecting you from third party trackers. Previously, if you wanted to try new Firefox features without installing a potentially unstable beta build of the browser, then […]

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Firefox will encrypt web domain name requests by default

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Mozilla’s Firefox privacy protections will soon include one of the most basic tasks for any web browser: fielding the domain name requests that help you visit websites. The developer will make DNS over encrypted HTTPS the default for the US starting in late September, […]

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Google and Mozilla to block web surveillance in Kazakhstan

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Google and Mozilla are taking action against the government of Kazakhstan’s efforts to launch a surveillance operation against its own citizens. Both companies announced today that they are blocking a root certificate that the Kazakhstan government unveiled last month that effectively allowed it to monitor the encrypted internet […]

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Apple promises hostile treatment for sites that break Safari privacy rules

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links iOS icon of Safari. Getty Images Apple is taking a tough new stance on websites that attempt to monitor and share individuals’ browsing history. In a new policy page, published on Wednesday, the company says it will treat websites and apps that attempt to bypass Safari’s anti cross-site tracking features […]

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Mozilla now curates a list of recommended extensions for Firefox

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mozilla Mozilla is making it easier to choose the best Firefox add-ons from a sea of extensions you’d usually have to wade through. The latest version of Firefox for desktop now comes with a list of recommended extensions, which have been chosen based on their security, usability and usefulness. You […]

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Mozilla preps its ad-free news subscription service for testing

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NicolasMcComber via Getty Images Mozilla seems to have made significant progress on its Apple News competitor over three months after it was announced. According to various sources, the organization has sent out invites to users, inviting them to participate in the upcoming beta launch of its news subscription service. Mozilla […]

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Firefox revamp for Android promises privacy without losing features

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mozilla Mozilla will no longer force you to choose between the privacy-first design of Firefox Focus and its full-featured regular browser… at least, if you’re using Android. It’s releasing a Firefox Preview for the platform that’s “more like” Focus, but still offers the kinds of features you’d expect from a […]

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A Firefox update fixes yet another zero-day vulnerability

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Iuliia Serova via Getty Images Mozilla recently rolled out a fix for a critical bug that hackers were actively exploiting to take control of vulnerable systems. Now, it has released a patch for yet another zero-day bug. According to ZDNet, infiltrators used the two flaws in tandem to target Coinbase […]

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