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The most ambitious browser mitigation yet for Spectre attacks comes to Chrome
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(credit: Google) Google’s Chrome browser is undergoing a major architectural change to enable a protection designed to blunt the threat of attacks related to the Spectre vulnerability in computer processors. If left unchecked by browsers or operating systems, such attacks may allow hackers to pluck passwords or other sensitive data out of computer memory when […]

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Mozilla Trumpets Altered Reality Browser
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The Mozilla Foundation has unveiled its plans for Firefox Reality, a browser designed specifically for mixed reality headsets. The browser combines the beneftis of Mozilla’s existing Firefox browser with its experimental Web engine. Using Servo, Mozilla plans to experiment with entirely new designs and technologies for seeing and interacting with the immersive Web. “We believe […]

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Salon to ad-blockers: Can we use your browser to mine cryptocurrency?
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Enlarge / Salon’s new message for ad-blockers. (credit: Salon) Salon.com has a new, cryptocurrency-driven strategy for making money when readers block ads. If you want to read Salon without seeing ads, you can do so—as long as you let the website use your spare computing power to mine some coins. If you visit Salon with an […]

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Websites use your CPU to mine cryptocurrency even when you close your browser
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Researchers have discovered a new technique that lets hackers and unscrupulous websites perform in-browser, drive-by cryptomining even after a user has closed the window for the offending site. Over the past month or two, drive-by cryptomining has emerged as a way to generate the cryptocurrency known as Monero. Hackers harness the electricity and CPU resources […]

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Mozilla's 'Firefox Quantum' Browser Challenges Chrome In Speed
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The next version of Firefox, aptly named Firefox Quantum, is getting a big speed boost. “The idea, of course, is that the upcoming version 57 is a quantum leap over predecessors — or, in the words of Mozilla CEO Chris Beard, a ‘big bang,’” reports CNET. While Mozilla stopped short of declaring victory over Chrome, […]

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Firefox Quantum beta promises to double your browser speeds
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After announcing plans for Project Quantum late last year, Mozilla has now launched its overhauled Firefox in beta stage, making it an increasingly imminent challenge to Chrome. And it's a very feasible challenge too, given the browser's improvements…

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Spotify no longer streams music in Apple's Safari web browser
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If you use Safari to stream Spotify tunes, you're going to need a plan B. Listeners have discovered that Spotify's web player no longer works with Safari. Visit and you'll be asked to either use an alternative browser or fire up the native Mac app….

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Browser Extensions Are Undermining Privacy
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pizzutz writes: Chrome’s popular Web Developer plugin was briefly hijacked on Wednesday when an attacker gained control of the author’s Google account and released a new version (0.49) which injected ads into web pages of more than a million users who downloaded the update. The version was quickly replaced with an uncompromised version (0.5) and […]

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Opera's new browser lets you chat on WhatsApp while you work     – CNET
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The company introduced a new browser that integrates Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram.

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