Chrome add-on warns netizens when they use a leaked password. Sometimes, they even bother to change it

Alerted to exposed credentials, users do something about it roughly a quarter of the time Between February and March this year, after Google released a Chrome extension called Password Checkup to check whether people’s username and password combinations had been stolen and leaked from website databases, computer scientists at the biz and Stanford University gathered …

Header aches in Firefox, Tor, Brave and Chrome as HTTP opens new security holes

Alternative Services spec bungled by browser makers The HTTP Alternative Services header can be abused to conduct network reconnaissance and attacks, to bypass malware protection services, and to foil tracking defenses and privacy assumptions, according to a paper scheduled to be presented at the WOOT ’19 security conference on Tuesday.… The Register – Security Secure …

Why are fervid Googlers making ad-blocker-breaking changes to Chrome? Because they created a monster. And are fighting to secure it

We said engineers made the API too powerful. We weren’t wrong Analysis  In a mild PR blitz, Google engineers this month insisted the ad giant’s shake up of Chrome browser extensions won’t kill advert blockers. Instead, we’re told, Googlers are making the plugins safer. Those engineers have more work to do than it may seem.… …