Not all tracking cookies are created equal, and as Google just reminded us, neither are the ways in which your browser handles them. Here’s what the five major browsers do for your cookie ‘problem.’
Google’s latest public display of cookie addiction ( bypassing Safari’s privacy settings and Violating Internet Explorer’s Privacy Settings)revealed that while the ad side of Google enthusiastically embraces third-party cookies, the browser division is more hesitant. Here’s how the five major browsers–Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera–protect you from those third-party tracking cookies. Continue reading Do your know how to set your browser to starve cookie monster ?
A dangerous zero-day Flash attack revealed yesterday by Adobe patched along with other flaws in the application is the dreaded and relatively rare universal cross-site scripting (XSS) threat. The vulnerability was spotted being exploited in the wild in targeted, email-based attacks.
Universal XSS attacks spread via browsers or plug-ins, so they can affect any website, regardless of whether it harbors inherent XSS flaws. Adobe’s patch for the flaw was issued late yesterday, one day after it had issued updates for Acrobat and Reader in its regularly scheduled patch release. Continue reading Zero-Day Used In Targeted Email Attacks on Adobe Flash
Microsoft on Thursday posted its plans for next week’s Patch Tuesday.
Nine bulletins are expected to be issued to address 21 vulnerabilities, with four labeled “critical” and the rest “important.” The four critical fixes are intended to correct flaws that could allow remote code execution in Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework, and Silverlight, Microsoft’s web development tool. Continue reading Microsoft issues patch plans, includes Internet Explorer fix