How Safari and iMessage Have Made iPhones Less Secure

How Safari and iMessage Have Made iPhones Less Secure

"If you want to compromise an iPhone, these are the best ways to do it," says independent security researcher Linus Henze of the two apps.

Google Is Finally Making Chrome Extensions More Secure

Google Is Finally Making Chrome Extensions More Secure

After years of issues with rogue Chrome extensions , hijacks, and malware, Google announced a slew of new policies Thursday to ensure the little browser applets are secure. The changes announced Thursday will make it harder for Chrome extensions distributed through Google's Chrome Web Store to quietly grab user data.

You'll Soon Be Able to Run Linux Apps on Any Chromebook

You'll Soon Be Able to Run Linux Apps on Any Chromebook

According to Google's Crostini page, the system works by running a streamlined version of Linux called Termina inside what's called a virtual machine. Within Termina, you can then run Linux applications inside "containers," which are similar to virtual machines but virtualize only parts of an operating system.

An Android Vulnerability Went Unfixed for Over Five Years

An Android Vulnerability Went Unfixed for Over Five Years

But Toshin points out that attackers could also use the bug to gain inappropriate device access by tricking users into clicking a malicious link that would then open through Android's Instant App feature.

Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL

Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL

It shouldn’t take advanced knowledge of how the internet works to figure that out." "A key challenge is avoiding flagging legitimate domains as suspicious." Emily Stark, Google Chrome The Chrome team's efforts so far focus on figuring out how to detect and warn users about URLs that seem to deviate in some way from standard practice.

Google's Proposed Changes to Chrome Could Weaken Ad Blockers

Google's Proposed Changes to Chrome Could Weaken Ad Blockers

Google is proposing to cut off extensions' access to browsing history and instead offer an interface that can generate instructions for the browser to block or modify certain content, including ads.

Microsoft Retools Its Edge Browser, But Internet Explorer Is Forever

Microsoft Retools Its Edge Browser, But Internet Explorer Is Forever

Especially compared to Internet Explorer.The enduring popularity of Internet Explorer has long been a handy punchline.Chrome dominates the desktop browser space, notching over 60 percent market share over the last year or more.

Google Wants to Kill the URL

Google Wants to Kill the URL

And the group won't offer any examples at this point of the types of schemes they are considering.The focus right now, they say, is on identifying all the ways people use URLs to try to find an alternative that will enhance security and identity integrity on the web while also adding convenience for everyday tasks like sharing links on mobile devices."I don’t know what this will look like, because it’s an active discussion in the team right now," says Parisa Tabriz, director of engineering at Chrome.

How Google Chrome Spent a Decade Making the Web More Secure

How Google Chrome Spent a Decade Making the Web More Secure

So the original design of Chrome had two big pieces: auto-updates to make sure you always had the most updated version, and the Chrome sandbox to make sure that if there was a vulnerability that could be exploited we could confine that within the sandbox."'I will be very, very upset if three to five years from now password phishing is still something that we don’t feel we’ve largely solved.'Justin Schuh, Chrome EngineerThese features that set Chrome apart in 2008 are now an industry standard, but at the time Google received criticism for its new browser's big bets.