Web Browser Security
- October 14, 2016
Attempting to tidy its root certificates, a mis-issued GlobalSign certificate revocation list left website owners scrambling to address cert errors, restore safe browsing icons.
- September 09, 2016
Google's campaign to encrypt the web continues, as Chrome browser security will flag any sites using HTTP for passwords or payment info as insecure, starting in 2017.
- August 09, 2016
Microsoft's August 2016 Patch Tuesday focuses on critical browser vulnerabilities in Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as flaws with Microsoft Office and PDF Library.
- May 13, 2016
A court filing is asking the FBI for responsible disclosure of the Tor vulnerability used to exploit the Tor browser and de-anonymize users during a criminal investigation.
- January 28, 2016
Oracle announced plans to deprecate the Java browser plug-in, a noted attack vector, though the choice was not entirely its own.
- January 08, 2016
Internet Explorer end of life is on the way for three versions of Microsoft's Web browser, and enterprises need to understand which versions of Windows will still be supported.
- January 07, 2016
Researchers have found a new way to exploit an MD5 vulnerability to put users at risk, and experts say this is all the more reason to move faster in transitioning to SHA-256.
- December 14, 2015
Symantec announced it will retire one of its root certificates because it was based on older security, and Google made sure users knew the risks.
- October 19, 2015
Adobe has released an emergency patch for Flash zero-day vulnerabilities that have been exploited in the wild in attacks on foreign affairs ministries.
- September 22, 2015
Symantec testers created unauthorized Extended Validation certificates, but the bad certificates were caught by the Certificate Transparency log.
- September 18, 2015
News roundup: Additional research shows a Cisco router implant affects more devices than originally reported. Plus: Let's Encrypt's first cert issued; Tor in the library; the mitigated (but not fixed) iOS AirDrop vulnerability.
- July 31, 2015
News roundup: New threats add to the Tor anonymity debate, as a new browser aims to take anonymous browsing to the next level. Plus: Android security outlook is bad -- or is it? Also, another Xen host escape flaw and Wassenaar revisions put on hold.
- July 02, 2015
Video: Robert 'RSnake' Hansen of WhiteHat Security discusses Web browser security, third-party software vulnerabilities and the sad state of browser security throughout the industry.
- June 09, 2015
Microsoft's June 2015 Patch Tuesday features eight bulletins, including a critical update for Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player. Plus: Adobe releases fix for 13 Flash vulnerabilities.
- June 05, 2015
News roundup: New settings and options to boost user privacy and security are emerging on major websites, but is it enough?