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  • Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites

    04/18/2017 12:13:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Wordfence ^ | April 14, 2017 | Mark Maunder
    This is a Wordfence public service security announcement for all users of Chrome and Firefox web browsers: There is a phishing attack that is receiving much attention today in the security community.As a reminder: A phishing attack is when an attacker sends you an email that contains a link to a malicious website. You click on the link because it appears to be trusted. Merely visiting the website may infect your computer or you may be tricked into signing into the malicious site with credentials from a site you trust. The attacker then has access to your username, password and...
  • Paywall browser extension lets users read some paywalled papers for free

    04/06/2017 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 6, 2017 | Bob Yirka
    Credit: unpaywall.org ============================================================================================================================== (Phys.org)—A group calling itself Impactstory, a nonprofit team whose mission is to make science more accessible to everyone, has released a free Chrome/Firefox extension called Unpaywall that allows users to access some research papers that lie behind a paywall without having to pay to access the paywall site. The official release date was April 4, but users have been able to download and use it for several weeks. A paywall, of course, blocks unpaid access to articles published by a website. Those who do not pay can generally read an abstract but not the full text. Researchers...
  • Donate Link on Chrome: Your connection is not private

    03/17/2017 3:32:11 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 10 replies
    My apologies if this topic has been covered, I did a search and couldn't find it. Using Chrome, when I click on the "Donate Now" link, I get a message from Chrome: "Your connection is not private. Attackers might be trying to steal your information from secure.freerepublic.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Net::ERR_CERT_WEAK_SIGNATURE_ALGORITHM" I assume this message is nonsense, but just wondering what the deal is.
  • Racism Simulator Extension for Google Chrome Web Browser

    03/01/2017 7:13:19 PM PST · by RightGeek · 4 replies
    Chrome Web Store ^ | 2/23/2017 | RiceMerchant
    Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRW0ISEOD3Q Converts 'white' to 'black' for maximum outrage. Ever see articles bashing certain groups and thought to yourself how totally not okay it would be if the groups were replaced with another group? This extension swaps the groups being written about on HuffingtonPost, Salon, Buzzfeed, Jezebel, and Gawker to show how much racism, sexism, and outright nastiness they get away with because they chose to target an "oppressor" group.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Update Installs Chrome Browser Extension (Privacy Alert!)

    01/11/2017 8:19:48 PM PST · by dayglored · 22 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Catalin Cimpanu
    Adobe released yesterday Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053 that included fixes for 29 security issues. Along with the security fixes, this update package also silently installs the Adobe Acrobat extension into the user's Chrome web browser. The installation process is covert, but the next time users open their Chrome browser, they'll be notified by Chrome's security systems that a new extension has been added. The extensions name is Adobe Acrobat and is the same extension available through the Chrome Web Store. This extension allows users to save any web page they're on as a PDF file and share it or download...
  • The widow's mite a Pence to you[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/05/2017 9:19:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 1-5-17 | Jedediah,Holy Spirit
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • Make America kittens again with this Trump-replacing Chrome extension

    12/16/2016 4:41:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | December 8, 2016 | Nayomi Reghay
    Like it or not, Donald Trump's face is here to stay. From being named Time magazine's person of the year, to daily coverage of his transitional plans, you can't glance at a news source—let alone social media—without seeing Trump's face several times over. Or can you? With the help of a Google Chrome extension called "Make America Kittens Again" you can find sweet relief, in the form of kittens. The extension finds headlines with Trump's name in them and replaces the associated images with pictures of adorable little furballs snuggling, playing, and being generally kittenish.
  • Now you can fact-check Trump’s tweets — in the tweets themselves

    12/16/2016 12:12:54 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2016 | Philip Bump
    We made a tool that slips a bit more context into Trump's tweets. It's still in the early stages, but our goal is to provide additional context where needed for Trump's tweets moving forward (and a few golden oldies). For example, here's what it shows in relation to that Trump tweet. -snip- Sometimes, we just add more context, like when Trump announced his pick of Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state. Curious for more info? It's right there in the tweet now. It takes a little while for the Chrome extension to update, so we'll try to stay...
  • GREEN Snow Blankets Russia After Accident at a Chrome Factory Causes it to Change Colour

    11/30/2016 12:27:37 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-30-2016 | Will Stewart
    Freakish green snow blanketed the Russian Ural Mountains today - caused by pollution at a chrome factory. The disturbing emerald scene was caused by an 'accident' at a plant in Pervouralsk, in the industrial Chelyabinsk region, said officials. They insisted there was no danger to the health of locals. 'The accident today happened on a pipe between a pump and a cleaning station,' said a spokesman at Russian Chrome company. 'Some of the water pumped from under the ground went on the surface.'
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • Google’s Andromeda: One OS to rule them all

    10/03/2016 11:01:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    http://www.recode.net ^ | Oct 3, 2016, 12:30p | Bob O'Donnell
    Google’s new OS is expected to bring some of the desktop-like capabilities of Chrome into Android to form a super OS that will be able to compete directly with Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Veteran fans of thriller author Michael Crichton may recall that his career kicked into high gear with the 1969 release of a novel entitled “The Andromeda Strain.” The book described the impact of a deadly microbe strain delivered to earth from space via a military satellite.Tomorrow in San Francisco, Google is expected to announce the release of a new strain of operating system code-named “Andromeda.”...
  • Windows 10 warns Chrome and Firefox users about battery drain, recommends switching to Edge

    07/19/2016 6:15:18 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 36 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | July 19, 2016 10:25 AM | Protalinski
    Microsoft has turned on a new set of Windows Tips that warn Windows 10 users that Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is draining their laptop’s battery. The solution, according to the notification, is to use Microsoft Edge. We reached out to Microsoft for clarification. “Microsoft Edge was designed exclusively for Windows 10 with features and functionality that enhance the browsing experience such as Cortana, easy sharing, reading, and researching,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat. “These Windows Tips notifications were created to provide people with quick, easy information that can help them enhance their Windows 10 experience, including information that can...
  • Google bans plug-in that picks out Jews

    06/06/2016 11:11:40 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | June 6, 2016 | BBC
    Google has banned an extension of its Chrome browser which was being used to identify Jewish names on the internet by surrounding them with three sets of brackets, or parentheses. It was called the "coincidence detector" - a reference to a conspiracy theory about Jewish people and global control. It had around 2,500 users and a database of 8,800 common Jewish names which it could pick out on websites reported tech site Mic.
  • Google's Chrome to block Flash this year - except for 10 top websites

    05/16/2016 10:03:47 AM PDT · by dennisw · 24 replies
    www.zdnet.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | By Liam Tung
    Google will soon close one more door on the Flash plugin in Chrome, requiring users to authorize each and every site where they want Flash to load, rather than running it automatically. Google has detailed a proposal to make HTML5 the default in Chrome over Adobe's Flash Player. If all goes to plan, by the fourth quarter of 2016 Chrome will not be using the Flash plugin for the vast majority of the web, and will only make an exception as the default media player for the world's top 10 sites that still rely on Flash. For the time being,...
  • Why switch to Windows 10 or a Mac when you can use Linux Mint 17.3 instead?

    02/03/2016 11:22:43 AM PST · by dennisw · 111 replies
    zdnet ^ | February 3, 2016 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    My buddy David Gewirtz recently wrote about the question of whether you should move from Windows 7 to Windows 10 or a Mac. I have another suggestion: Linux. Specifically Linux Mint 17.3, Rosa, with the Cinnamon desktop. Linux Mint 17.3 is a great replacement for Windows 7. In fact, it's a great desktop operating system period. sjvn Yes, I'm serious. I use all the above desktops -- yes I'm a Windows 7 and 10 user as well as a Linux guy -- and for people I think Mint 17.3 makes a great desktop. I've been using Mint as my main...
  • Brave Browser: Ousted Mozilla CEO Is Changing the Web Again

    01/30/2016 9:22:23 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 45 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 January 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    After Brendan Eich resigned as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation amid controversy when it was revealed that he had given $1,000 to support a California ban on same-sex marriage, he set out to do again what he had done with Mozilla's Firefox browser: revolutionize the way people access the Internet.His newest venture is as bold as what he did when he co-founded the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Mozilla Corporation. He has started a new company that is producing a browser that promises to strike a balance between web-based advertising and privacy. Coming from anyone else, this promise...
  • Two Newest Releases Of Google Chrome Broken?

    01/25/2016 9:44:50 PM PST · by kiryandil · 6 replies
    January 26, 2016 | moi
    I think that the two newest releases of Google Chrome are broken. Version 47.0.2526.111 m Version 48.0.2564.82 m I get the spinning blue circle for NO reason at all occasionally. All other applications function normally. RAM usage for Chrome appears to be normal. There's rumblings on Chrome forums, but I don't see a definitive in-your-face "It's Broken!" yet.
  • LastPass mitigates creds-stealing phishing attack

    01/19/2016 6:51:35 PM PST · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    iTnews ^ | Jan 20 2016 8:59AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Popular credentials manager LastPass has taken steps to counter a "very simple" phishing attack that could see users' passwords, email addresses and two-factor authentication tokens stolen. Researcher Sean Cassidy posted proof of a successful phishing attack using a faked LastPass notification in a web browser earlier this month, following a presentation at hacker conference Schmoocon. By setting up a malicious website that displays notifications telling users their LastPass sessions have expired, Cassidy was able to create a page that lured people into entering their credentials for the password manager. The researcher called the attack LostPass. A successful capture of user...
  • Vanity: Google Chrome stopped working for me today.

    01/15/2016 12:25:28 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    right here in front of me. ^ | 01/15/2016 | Attntion Surplus Disorder
    Chrome simply stopped working for me today. Rebooted three times, it simply will not load. IE is fine but I dislike it and I want to avoid the hundreds of vulnerabilities. Changed firewall security settings (don't like that either) and reloaded Chrome. Nada. Anyone else?
  • AVG Forcibly Installs Vulnerable Chrome Extension That Exposes Users' Browsing History

    12/28/2015 6:57:10 PM PST · by Utilizer · 19 replies
    softpedia ^ | 29 Dec 2015, 02:20 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    The AVG Web TuneUp Chrome extension, forcibly added to Google Chrome browsers when users were installing the AVG antivirus, had a serious flaw that allowed attackers to get the user's browsing history, cookies, and more. The vulnerability was discovered by Google Project Zero researcher, Tavis Ormandy, who worked with AVG for the past two weeks to fix the issue. AVG Web TuneUp vulnerable to an universal XSS As Mr. Ormandy explains in his bug report, the AVG Web TuneUp extension, which lists over nine million users on its Chrome Web Store page, was vulnerable to trivial XSS (cross-site scripting) attacks....