Opera update keeps sites from hijacking your browser to mine bitcoin

Did you know that your browser can be tricked into mining cryptocurrency like BitCoin without your knowledge? Apparently, there are scripts floating around out there on various servers and website plugins that can hijack your web browser and use its…

Opera now protects you from cryptojacking attacks

 Opera today launched version 50 of its desktop browser. Sadly, this release doesn’t come with a cake to celebrate this milestone (not even a tiny cupcake), but the newest release does include a new feature that makes sure that nobody can mine cryptocurrencies in your browser. Read More

Amazon’s Fire TV devices add web browsers to access YouTube

Browsing the web on the big screen in your living room isn't something many of us are clamoring for. Still, Amazon already added its own Silk browser to select Fire TV devices last month, but is expanding its availability to all Fire TV gadgets today…

Chrome will block the most annoying ads starting February 15th

Back in June, Google announced that Chrome would start automatically blocking annoying internet ads in early 2018. You know the culprits — ads that autoplay sound, force you to wait several seconds before the page loads, and otherwise ruin your brow…

Mozilla and Yahoo sue each other over default search engine deal

Deals between web browser suppliers and search engine providers are big business. For Mozilla, agreements with search engines have brought in as much as US$300 million a year, which accounts for 90 percent of its income. So the stakes are high amid t…

Chrome on Windows will block third-party apps that cause crashes

Google says that around two-thirds of Windows Chrome users use third-party applications that interact directly with the web browser, like antivirus or accessibility software. These apps have typically injected code into Chrome to work correctly, but…

Firefox will soon flag sites that have been hacked

Firefox has having a good run right now, having just released its much speedier and better-looking Quantum browser. It's now working on a new feature that security fans are bound to like: It will warn you if you're visiting a site that has suffered a…

Brave’s browser makes it easy to donate money to YouTubers

Brave browser, which was created by Mozilla's former CEO, offers a browsing experience quite different from what you're used to. It blocks ads but will pay you for allowing replacement advertisements that are supposedly free from bloatware and malwar…