A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software program used for accessing information on the Internet. The most common browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Browser security is quite of importance as browsers are popular targets for hackers; they can exploit the vulnerabilities within a browser and utilize browsers to breach data, drop malware, or carry out other malicious activities.

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Mozilla releases security patches for Firefox critical vulnerabilities exploited in the wild

Mozilla patched two critical zero-days in Firefox 74.0.1. The vulnerabilities were exploited in the wild through targeted attacks. Mozilla is now urging users to update their Firefox browsers to fix the two bugs. The two vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2020-6819 and CVE-2020-6820, are both use-after-free. Use-after-free flaws are a type of memory corruption that could lead…

Apple Safari

Apple Safari Updated to Block Third-Party Cookies

Apple on Tuesday released Safari 13.1 and updated the Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy feature. Intelligent Tracking Prevention allows Safari to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on users’ web habits. According to Apple WebKit engineer John Wilander, Safari now blocks all third-party cookies. (WebKit is the browser engine that powers Safari.) That means that…


Microsoft’s Internet Explorer zero-day workaround breaks printing

As reported earlier an unpatched zero-day vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer that is being exploited in targeted attacks. Microsoft still hasn’t released a patch for the vulnerability dubbed as CVE-2020-0674.  Although Microsoft suggested mitigation steps, there are a few problems that are left unsolved. Windows Media Player, Microsoft print to PDF, and local USB printers are all…

FTCode ransomware

FTCODE ransomware is now aiming to steal browser and email credentials

The FTCode ransomware has been upgraded to steal saved user credentials from browsers and email services. Its targets are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Outlook. FTCode is believed to be the handiwork of Russian threat groups. Sophos first discovered the malware in 2013, and it reappeared in October 2019 as…