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Google, Microsoft can get your passwords through web browser spell checker

Extensive spell-checking features in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browsers pass form data, including personally identifiable information (PII) and, in some cases, passwords, to Google and Microsoft respectively. While this may be a known and intended feature of these web browsers, it raises concerns about what happens to the data after transmission and the …

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Beloved browser extension acquired by an unloved antivirus company

Beloved browser extension acquired by an unloved antivirus company

Enlarge / Almost every major site warns you about cookies, and it’s a shame they share a nickname with one of life’s great pleasures. Getty Images The I Don’t Care About Cookies browser extension does a job and does it well. It automatically removes annoying but mandatory “This website uses cookies” notices from websites. People …

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New Major Google Chrome Security Bug: You Need to Update Your Browser ASAP

New Major Google Chrome Security Bug: You Need to Update Your Browser ASAP

If you’re using Google Chrome or a Chromium-based browser, whether on macOS, Windows, or Linux, it’s time to check for a critical security update. On Friday, Google released an update to Chrome to fix a significant vulnerability that is being actively exploited in ongoing cyberattacks. Google has urged users of all operating systems to update …

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New Major Google Chrome Security Bug: You Need to Update Your Browser ASAP

New Major Google Chrome Security Bug: You Need to Update Your Browser ASAP

If you’re using Google Chrome or a Chromium-based browser, whether on macOS, Windows, or Linux, it’s time to check for a critical security update. On Friday, Google released an update to Chrome to fix a significant vulnerability that is being actively exploited in ongoing cyberattacks. Google has urged users of all operating systems to update …

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