Google will start filtering bad ads in Chrome

Google will start filtering bad ads in Chrome Chrome browser will have a built-in ads blocker. Google reported that, as of February 15, 2018, a special filter will remove ads that can cause users inconvenience. Formats that do not meet the standards set by the Coalition for Better Ads are considered unacceptable. This alliance was launched in September 2016 to maintain an attractive image of digital marketing. It includes Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Reuters, The Washington Post, GroupM, Procter...


Facebook fights extortion of likes

Facebook fights extortion of likes The administration of Facebook is taking new measures to protect data - the social network introduced a special algorithm for recognizing faces. It will help users in time to find out that their photos have been published, even if they were not noted on the images. Inhabitants of the social network began to complain that posts with appeals like "Put LIKE if Aries" are becoming more, but until recently it did not cause fear. In this regard, the team of Facebook...


Malware Wp-Vcd is distributed through "pirate" themes for WordPress

Malware Wp-Vcd is distributed through "pirate" themes for WordPress At the end of November 2017,Security specialists discovered a new malware Wp-Vcd Wp-Vcd attacks sites running WordPress. The malware uses known vulnerabilities in plug-ins or CMS for attacks and they mask themselves as a legitimate WordPress files. If the attack succeeds, a new, hidden administrator account (login 100010010) is created on the infected sites, which then can be used as a backdoor. Users often use third-party...


Phishing sites are moving to HTTPS

Phishing sites are moving to HTTPS Phishing with false SSL certificates becomes massive - up to a quarter of fake sites are hosted on HTTPS-domains "Kaspersky Lab" recorded tens of millions of threats only in the third quarter. The green lock does not guarantee the authenticity of the resource - users must check the domain name. Crane Hassold, the head of the Phish Labs threat research department, described the scale of the problem as: "In the third quarter of 2017, we observed that almost a...


The Firefox browser will mark websites that were previously hacked

The Firefox browser will mark sites that were previously hacked Firefox will get a useful feature The developers of Firefox are working on a new feature that will warn you if you visit a site that has been attacked by hackers. Information for notifications web browser will be taken from the database "Have I Been Pwned", which spies on hacking web resources, writes Engadget. Author of the site Have I Been Pwned Troy Hunt has already confirmed that he is working with Mozilla on his Twitter page....


OWASP named the most serious risks for Web applications

OWASP named the most serious risks for Web applications Participants in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) have compiled another list of the most dangerous threats for Web applications Participants in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) have compiled another list of the most dangerous threats for Web applications. The new rating is formed on the basis of data from companies responsible for the security of web applications, as well as survey results of about 500...