Firefox Monitor Launches in 26 Languages and Adds New Desktop Browser Feature

Firefox Monitor Launches in 26 Languages and Adds New Desktop Browser Feature

Specifically, we are adding a notification to our Firefox Quantum browser that alerts desktop users when they visit a site that has had a recently reported data breach.

SuperCooKey – A SuperCookie Built Into TLS 1.2 and 1.3

SuperCooKey – A SuperCookie Built Into TLS 1.2 and 1.3

TLS 1.3 has a heavily touted feature called 0-RTT that has been paraded by CloudFlare as a huge speed benefit to users because it allows sessions to be resumed quickly from previous visits. In the screen that pops up, enter security.tls.enable_0rtt_data into the search bar, and make sure that the setting is set to FALSE.

New, more secure and easy to set up DNS for phones

New, more secure and easy to set up DNS for phones

Home » Blog New, more secure and easy to set up DNS for phones News New, more secure and easy to set up DNS for phones 6 Views Cloudflare has introduced their new app called 1.1.1.1 which allows you to change your phones DNS settings for better privacy and faster browsing.

Apple's latest anti-tracking feature in Safari takes toll on digital advertising

Apple's latest anti-tracking feature in Safari takes toll on digital advertising

The anti-tracking feature embedded in the newest version of Apple's Safari browser is causing pain among marketers, making it harder to calculate the return-on-investment for digital ads, industry experts say. "ITP 2 will have a huge impact on attribution when a user is exposed to an online ad while using a Safari browser," Harris says.

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

One of the visited-link attacks – CVE2018-6137, a bug in Chrome 67 that Google fixed in June – peeled off user browsing history at the rate of 3,000 URLs per second.

Hack Brief: Someone Posted Private Facebook Messages From 81,000 Accounts

Hack Brief: Someone Posted Private Facebook Messages From 81,000 Accounts

It’s not clear who’s responsible for stealing the Facebook data, but the BBC says one of the websites where the stolen information was posted appears to have been set up in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Google Chrome’s Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line

Google Chrome’s Users Take a Back Seat to Its Bottom Line

Browser Market share (desktop) Tracking protection Chrome 68% None Firefox 11% On by default in Private Browsing Internet Explorer 7% Off by default Safari 6% On by default Edge 4% None Opera 2% Off by default

This is Firefox's overhauled Privacy interface

This is Firefox's overhauled Privacy interface

Firefox users may select to block detected trackers and third-party cookies in that version of the browser. The new option to display blocked trackers and the status of all cookies on any site you visit is a welcome change.

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome -- Unless You Want Malware

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome -- Unless You Want Malware

Except that when he clicked it the resulting domain was "GoogleOnline2018.com." The fake site isn't an exact copy of Google's own Chrome landing page, but looks genuine enough to fool people.

Firefox, Chrome and the Future of Trustworthy Extensions

“Beginning in Chrome 70, users will have the choice to restrict extension host access to a custom list of sites, or to configure extensions to require a click to gain access to the current page.” Meanwhile Mozilla will continue to look for ways Firefox can provide more permission control to a majority of extension users.

4 Anonymous Web Browsers That Are Completely Private

4 Anonymous Web Browsers That Are Completely Private

The network aims to protect a user’s location, browser history, personal data, and online messages from any person or bot that’s performing network traffic analysis. Comodo doesn’t come close to Tor Browser, but it does have some built-in tools that’ll make browsing the web a safer experience.

Mozilla will match all donations to the Tor Project

Mozilla will match all donations to the Tor Project

This process later continued in Firefox 55 when Mozilla added a Tor Browser feature known as First-Party Isolation (FPI), which worked by separating cookies on a per-domain basis, preventing ad trackers from using cookies to track users across the Internet.

Firefox 63.0 Release Information

Firefox 63.0 Release Information

Our Firefox 63.0 release overview provides you with extensive details on changes, improvements, removed features and known issues of the new browser version. Our Firefox 63.0 release overview provides you with extensive details on changes, improvements, removed features and known issues of the new browser version.

Vivaldi 2.0 review: The modern Web browser does not have to be so bland

Vivaldi 2.0 review: The modern Web browser does not have to be so bland

I've been using Vivaldi daily since the pre-release versions first hit the Web, and at this point it's difficult to imagine going back to another browser that doesn't have a way to stack tabs, view two (or more) tabs side by side, take notes with full-page screenshots, control my search suggestion privacy settings, or browse the Web without ever taking my fingers off the keyboard.

You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone's web privacy

You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone's web privacy

The researchers observe that a website can issue a new session identifier on every visit and "thus track a user indefinitely as long as the time between two visits does not exceed the session resumption lifetime of the user's browser."

New Brave Browser Release Available for General Download on Brave.com

New Brave Browser Release Available for General Download on Brave.com

The Muon-based Brave browser is no longer available for download on our site, but users who currently browse with it (latest version is 0.25.2) will continue to receive necessary updates until they are fully upgraded to this new release in the near future.

Have fun with I2P, the 2018 edition – Masayuki Hatta – Medium

Have fun with I2P, the 2018 edition – Masayuki Hatta – Medium

However, if you set proxy globally for all web accesses, you will access non-I2P, usual internet (often called “clearnet”) websites through “outproxy” sites on the I2P network. Use default (non-)proxy setting for accessing clearnet sites (*.com, *.org, etc.)

Mozilla wants to estimate Firefox's Telemetry-off population

Mozilla wants to estimate Firefox's Telemetry-off population

Firefox users who are concerned about the collection and sending of Telemetry data to Mozilla can turn off the functionality in the browser's options. The add-on is automatically installed and designed to inform Mozilla whether Telemetry is enabled in the browser.

5 Best Anonymous Browsers for Private Web Browsing

5 Best Anonymous Browsers for Private Web Browsing

Based on the protection of the user’s identity and privacy, “Epic” is a web browser based on Chrome or Chromium (unlike Tor that is based on FireFox), even its appearance is very similar to that of Chrome’s incognito window option., that is responsible for establishing communication through the Internet with the safest and most private connection possible.

The Privacy Conscious Android Setup

The Privacy Conscious Android Setup

Firefox – Backup browser only when I need all my bookmarks and use sites that require a password. – An alternative to Brave as a daily browser and has user activity tracking disabled by default that Firefox Focus includes but lacks ad and tracker blocking features like Brave.

How to Test Your Internet Anonymity – CyberDrifters.com

How to Test Your Internet Anonymity – CyberDrifters.com

Anonymity networks such as Tor and consumer VPN services are the alternatives to the privacy-aware user, but some common default settings may still be giving away your info.

How Google managed to destroy users' trust in one week · Simple Analytics

How Google managed to destroy users' trust in one week · Simple Analytics

The feature does something incredibly simple: it connects the identity you use in the browser application (to sync bookmarks and tabs for example) with your Google account, used to log into Google’s services like Gmail, Calendar, Docs, etc.

Mobile Websites Can Tap Into Your Phone's Sensors Without Asking

Mobile Websites Can Tap Into Your Phone's Sensors Without Asking

Only Firefox also allowed access to proximity and light sensors in recent versions; the browser removed this default access beginning with Version 60 in May 2018.1 The researchers also found that the popular ad and tracking blockers they tested didn't reliably block scripts seeking sensor access, catching them less than 10 percent of the time, and in most cases only 2 to 3 percent of the time.

Firefox Hardening Guide 2018

Firefox Hardening Guide 2018

To Disable 0-RTT – Type security.tls.enable_0rtt_data into the search bar, and double click on the setting to set the feature to false. To Disable Formfill – Type browser.formfill.enable into the search bar, and double click on the setting to set the feature to false.

Vivaldi 2.0 – Your browser matters

Vivaldi 2.0 – Your browser matters

Today’s update includes Sync, Resizable Tab Tiling, Floating Web Panels and over 1,500 improvements since the first version of Vivaldi. Web Panels are a great way to browse your favorite sites alongside your main window, saving you from the fuss of switching back-and-forth between tabs.

Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

Google promises Chrome changes after privacy complaints

The first complaint came on Saturday from Johns Hopkins University professor and cryptography expert Matthew Green, who objected to a change in the newest Chrome version showing when you're logged into a Google website instead of the previous behavior, showing when you're logged into Chrome's service to sync passwords, browser history and other settings.

A Seemingly Small Change to Chrome Stirs Big Controversy

A Seemingly Small Change to Chrome Stirs Big Controversy

For privacy-conscious users who don't want to be signed into Chrome in any way and risk another policy change that exposes more of their data, the best option for continuing to use Chrome seems to be using a secondary browser for your Gmail and other Google services.

How to stop Chrome running in the background

How to stop Chrome running in the background

Disable Google Chrome from Running in Background Open Google Chrome Browser . . Click on Advanced (as shown in the image below). Under System option, turn off this option “ Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed “.

Crypto-Funded Web Browser Brave Sees Phenomenal Growth as Google Shreds Privacy Policy

Crypto-Funded Web Browser Brave Sees Phenomenal Growth as Google Shreds Privacy Policy

Brave, the web browser created by Mozilla founder Brendan Eich and funded through an initial coin offering (ICO), is rapidly carving out a significant market share as entrenched giants like Google Chrome shred their privacy policies.

Security experts say Chrome 69’s ‘forced login’ feature violates user privacy

Security experts say Chrome 69’s ‘forced login’ feature violates user privacy

A new feature in the latest version of Google Chrome that logs users into the browser when they sign in to a Google site has come under fire.

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