Multiple browsers patch actively exploited zero-day
Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Brave and Vivaldi web browsers are vulnerable to a zero-day exploit around the WebP image format. This vulnerability is reportedly already being actively exploited by hackers. Patches have since been implemented.
Several web browsers are vulnerable to the very cr... Read more
What are possible problems with Google’s Web Environment Integrity API?
A new Web Environment Integrity (WEI) API is being tested on Google Chrome. Developers are unhappy about the project, describing it as something dangerous, restrictive and even undermining the internet values.
Google made a new API proposal, which should bring Web Environment Integrity (WEI) to... Read more
Brave and Vivaldi remove Googles advertisement AI from their browsers
Both Brave and Vivaldi have announced that they will disable Google's FLoC system in their browsers. The browser makers complain that the system is not privacy-friendly enough.
The developers of both browsers explain in an extensive blog post why they are against the use of Googles Federated Lea... Read more
New browser-tracking hack defies standard defensive measures
The hack works even when users flush caches or go incognito.
For years, Intewrnet users have used a variety of tools to defend against websites tracking them. For example, they use anti-tracking browsing extensions, or they enable private or incognito browsing sessions, or they just clearing coo... Read more