Private.sh release extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox

Private.sh release extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox

has released a Private Search Google Chrome Extension as well as a Private Search Firefox Add-On. The release of these browser extensions allows private search engine users a new layer of control over their private internet searches by having the code stored and run locally.

Google Begins Testing Extension Manifest V3 in Chrome Canary

Google Begins Testing Extension Manifest V3 in Chrome Canary

Google has begun testing their upcoming extension manifest V3 in the the latest Chrome Canary build, and with this initial 'alpha' release, developers can begin testing their extensions under the upcoming specification.Error when using unsupported APIs If you switch the extension to use a service_worker instead then the extension loads properly into Google Chrome.

Google Will Now Pay Anyone Who Reports Apps Abusing Users' Data

Google Will Now Pay Anyone Who Reports Apps Abusing Users' Data

In the wake of data abuse scandals and several instances of malware app being discovered on the Play Store, Google today expanded its bug bounty program to beef up the security of Android apps and Chrome extensions distributed through its platform.

Chrome Extension turns out to be a watchdog on User’s actions: An expert says.

Chrome Extension turns out to be a watchdog on User’s actions: An expert says.

The experimentalist switched between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to compare the experiences with cookies blocking and privacy policy.To the obvious outcome, Chrome proved to be sharing user information with third-party content developers in order to customize the ads and contents presented while surfing the web.

Use DuckDuckGo Search in Chrome

Use DuckDuckGo Search in Chrome

If you are conscious about your privacy and prefer a search engine that does not track you – then look no further than DuckDuckGo. Using Requestly Chrome & Firefox extension, you can setup a simple rule such that any search query to Google is actually handled by DuckDuckGo in a privacy-first manner.

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Ars Technica reporter Dan Goodin brings the news of a major new privacy failure recently unearthed by security researchers: widely used Chrome and Firefox browser extensions scraped and sold the data of more than 4.1 million people, until the researcher alerted Google and Mozilla.

FasterChrome speeds up Chrome browsing

FasterChrome speeds up Chrome browsing

FasterChrome is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that speeds up browsing in the web browser by preloading certain pages. FasterChrome works automatically on any page you visit in the Chrome web browser and on most links.

How Google's anti-adblocking draft affects other Chromium-based browsers

How Google's anti-adblocking draft affects other Chromium-based browsers

The changes that Google proposes could impact other Chromium-based web browsers such as Vivaldi, Opera, Brave, or the new Microsoft Edge browser as well. How are Google's proposed changes to Chrome's extensions Manifest that would limit adblocking affecting other Chromium-based browsers?.

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox

And the software giant is not backing down: It says the only people that can use ad blockers following the change will be Google’s enterprise users. It probably means enterprise customers can develop in-house Chrome extensions, not for ad blocking use, 9to5Google says.

Chrome to limit full ad blocking extensions to enterprise users

Chrome to limit full ad blocking extensions to enterprise users

In a response to the overwhelming negative feedback, Google is standing firm on Chrome’s ad blocking changes, sharing that current ad blocking capabilities will be restricted to enterprise users.

Google relents slightly on blocking ad-blockers – for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much

Google relents slightly on blocking ad-blockers – for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much

In response to concerns raised last month by the developers of the EFF's Privacy Badger extension, Simeon Vincent, developer advocate for Chrome extensions at Google, last week published an update on the company's Manifest v3 plan.

The best Chrome extensions to use for privacy in 2019

The best Chrome extensions to use for privacy in 2019

The best Chrome extensions to use for privacy in 2019 Alexandra Persea Mar 12 Burner Mail Burner Mail allows you to generate anonymous email addresses that protect your personal email address.

Browser extensions could be spying on you, and that is not their fault

Browser extensions could be spying on you, and that is not their fault

Since most of the extensions were installed without carefully looking into requested permissions, there is a good chance that you don’t remember what exactly some of your extensions doing. You can install it by following the link: Augeas: Clean browser from spying extensions - Chrome Web Store Why another extension?

Check to See If Your Next Chrome Extension Is Safe with This Website

Check to See If Your Next Chrome Extension Is Safe with This Website

Advertisement According to the data from Duo Labs’ initial survey of the Chrome Web Store in January, which checked 120,463 Chrome apps and extensions, almost 85 percent of extensions have no privacy policy, 35 percent could read your data on any website, and almost 32 percent—nearly a third—feature known security vulnerabilities.

A third of all Chrome extensions request access to user data on any site

A third of all Chrome extensions request access to user data on any site

The results of this study are made available today on the CRXcavator web portal , where users can check security reports about their favorite extension, or submit an extension ID and have it scanned if Duo researchers missed it during their Web Store analysis.

Microsoft brings Windows Timeline support to Chrome with Web Activities extension

Microsoft brings Windows Timeline support to Chrome with Web Activities extension

The Timeline feature of Windows 10 makes it easier to work on multiple computers by synchronizing activity so you can move between machines and pick up from where you left off -- although it can also prove useful on a single computer.

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here's a Chrome extension to find them

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here's a Chrome extension to find them

Users of password management app 1Password also have access to an extension that checks stored credentials against exposed ones using the same service. Password Checkup can thus subject user credentials to the same encoding process and then query Google's database of unsafe passwords for match candidates using the two-byte index.

Chromium to Weaken Ad-Blockers – Impacts Chrome, Edge and Brave Browsers

Chromium to Weaken Ad-Blockers – Impacts Chrome, Edge and Brave Browsers

Chromium Moves to Weaken Ad-Blockers Googles’ developers of Chromium, the framework that makes up not only the Chromium browser, but many other browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and the Brave browser have announced changes they plan to make to how extensions work .

Chrome API update will kill a bunch of other extensions, not just ad blockers

Chrome API update will kill a bunch of other extensions, not just ad blockers

"If these changes are published, [my] extension will cease to function," said Brandon Dixon, the author of the Blockade.io Chrome extension that blocks drive-by attacks and prevents users from accessing phishing sites.

Chrome Extension Manifest V3 could end uBlock Origin for Chrome

Chrome Extension Manifest V3 could end uBlock Origin for Chrome

Raymond Hill, known as Gorhill online, the author of the popular content blockers uBlock Origin and uMatrix, voiced his concern over some of the planned changes; these changes, if implemented as proposed currently, remove functionality that the extensions use for content blocking.

Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store

Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store

Until now, the extension has been installed by roughly 400 users, according to stats available on its official Chrome Web Store listing . According to a report from ElevenPaths, Telefonica's cyber-security division, the extension was distributed via

Industrial espionage fears arise over Chrome extension caught stealing browsing history

Industrial espionage fears arise over Chrome extension caught stealing browsing history

Valid arguments about a possible industrial espionage campaign are being raised surrounding a Google Chrome extension that was caught collecting browsing history, ZDNet has learned from ExtraHop, a real-time IT analytics firm.

Firefox, Chrome and the Future of Trustworthy Extensions

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.

Signal Upgrade Process Leaves Unencrypted Messages on Disk

Signal Upgrade Process Leaves Unencrypted Messages on Disk

Signal is a communication app that prides itself on offering encrypted messaging, but fails to provide that same protection when performing an upgrade from its Chrome extension to the desktop version, as its exports a user's messages as unencrypted text files.

Someone Hijacked MEGA Chrome Extension to Steal Users' Passwords

Someone Hijacked MEGA Chrome Extension to Steal Users' Passwords

"You are only affected if you had the MEGA Chrome extension installed at the time of the incident, autoupdate enabled, and you accepted the additional permission, or if you freshly installed version 3.39.4," the company warned.

Brave browser gets Chrome's extensions starting Thursday with major new version

Brave browser gets Chrome's extensions starting Thursday with major new version

The main version of Brave today uses an interface called Muon, but the new Brave Core is built more directly on the open-source Chromium foundation of Google's Chrome. Brave has issued its versions more sporadically, but that'll change with Brave Core's three-week cadence, according to an ask-me-anything forum with Brian Bondy.

Rogue MEGA Chrome Extension Stole Passwords and Crypto Keys

Rogue MEGA Chrome Extension Stole Passwords and Crypto Keys

According to a user posting on Reddit, the extension also has the ability to steal private keys to cryptocurrency wallets affecting MyEtherWallet, MyMonero, and Idex.market utilizing the following code.: