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Which web browser do you trust? [Poll]


We no longer choose our web browsers based on bells and whistles. These days its all about privacy and security and we'd like to know which browser (and which vendor) you trust to be your companion on the web.

That's "Dead PIGEON", not "Dead PARROT"! 60 Second Security

Our weekly 1-minute security video.

Forget dead's the Dead Pigeon sketch.

Look! A Fraud Fighting Ferret! [Chet Chat Podcast 212]

Chester Wisniewski is back from Down Under to resume our podcast series.

From fraud-fighting ferrets to a convicted "Spam King" - enjoy!

Google Chrome will block Flash from tomorrow...well, sort of

Adobe's Flash will face a double setback on 1 September 2015, when both Amazon and Google shift into "HTML5 is way better for ads" mode.

Adobe and PageFair claim ad blockers will cost business $22 billion in 2015


The rapid growth of people using ad blockers is costly to publishers and advertisers - and the trend looks to only grow worse for website owners as ad blocking comes to mobile devices.

Websites can track us by the way we type - here's how to stop it

Keyboard. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Researchers have come up with a new Chrome extension that muffles our key-press duration and typing lags.

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

After an email has been "destroyed" (or, rather, encrypted), recipients will see a message that the email has been killed. Should we trust it will do what it says with personal data?

NOT OK, Google! Privacy advocates take on the Chromium team and win...

Privacy advocates were unsurprisingly unimpressed that Google's Chromium project silently downloaded a proprietary add-on...

...that listened to your microphone.

Google Chrome "bad link" detection bypass - found, fixed

Here's a small and simple XSS detection hole in Google Chrome - a reminder that even determined programmers sometimes overlook the obvious.

Google unveils Password Alert Chrome extension, an early warning system against phishing attacks

Google developers have created Password Alert, an open-source Chrome extension that aims to protect users from phishing attacks.

TLS certificate blunder revisited - whither China Internet Network Information Center?


Just under three weeks ago, we wrote about a TLS certificate blunder by a Root Certificate Authority called CNNIC.

We thought we'd revisit that story today to see how the Big Four browser makers responded to the lapse...

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here are last week's stories in one convenient place so you can catch up on what you missed!

"Probably tired and shagged out after a long squawk" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly witty-but-serious video - news you can use, and it only takes a minute.


SSCC 191 - Live in Ljubljana [PODCAST]

Chester is on the road again, this time to present at a conference in Slovenia.

So this episode of the Chet Chat comes to you from an al fresco café in downtown Ljubljana...

"Pwn2Own" competition pops Flash, Reader and four browsers, pays out over $550K [POLL]

Pwn2Own has become something of an institution on the North American computer security conference circuit.

Come and vote in our poll to tell us what you think of security contests like this...

Google turns Pwnium into an all-year, unlimited-rewards bug-hunting contest

Bug. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Google's new thinking around bug hunting: get it to us ASAP, from wherever you are.

Google redesigns security warnings after 70% of Chrome users ignore them

Google redesigns security warnings after 70% of Chrome users ignore them

You can strip jargon, but in the end, the warnings that work best are those with visual throb: pick the right colors and hide the wrong choices!

Anatomy of a browser dilemma - how HSTS 'supercookies' make you choose between privacy or security


HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is supposed to keep you more secure online, but it could be used to track you against your will.

Mark Stockley explains...

WhatsApp Web has privacy holes that could expose user photos


WhatsApp has just rolled out a new service called WhatsApp Web that allows users to sync the messaging app between their mobile devices and desktop, but the new web client has a couple of privacy pitfalls that indicate it's not really ready for its close-up.