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Talos tests- summary of recent changes

I have done a poor job of communicating status on our performance tooling, this is something I am trying to rectify this quarter.  Over the last 6 months many new talos tests have come online, along with some differences in scheduling or measurement. 283 more words


Read Aloud Options for Web Browsers

This week, we’ll cover a few options for text to speech while using web browsers.

Chrome: ChromeVox

ChromeVox is a free screen-reader add-on for Chrome and is pre-installed on Chromebooks. 108 more words

Professional Development

AdBlock Plus - Questionable Exception List

tl;dr – Adblock Plus Add-on for Firefox allows Malware and Phishing domains according to Google SafeBrowsing API in their ‘non-intrusive advertising’ list.

I had recently found myself installing Firefox and some essential add-ons, including… 295 more words

Data Harvesting

Chrome smoked by Edge in browser phishing test

At last some good news for Microsoft’s ignored Edge browser: new tests by NSS Labs have found that it beats Chrome and Firefox hands down… 666 more words

Security Threats

Computerworld: Microsoft's anti-malware sniffing service powers Edge to top spot in browser blocking tests

Computerworld: Microsoft’s anti-malware sniffing service powers Edge to top spot in browser blocking tests. “Microsoft’s Edge browser, the default in Windows 10, blocked a higher percentage of phishing and socially-engineered malware (SEM) attacks than Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox, a Texas security testing firm said Friday.”

Security & Legal Issues

Checking mails/addressbook/calendars with IMAPS (Dovecot) + DAV (ownCloud)

As a followup to my article Replicating IMAPs (dovecot) mails folders and sharing (through ownCloud) contacts (kmail, roundcube, etc),  I’d like to point out that, these days, I almost completely dropped Kmail (only use it on a laptop, mostly because I do not use the laptop frequently enough to bother) and switched to Thunderbird. 151 more words


Its time to give Firefox another chance

If you’re like me, you switched your default browser over to Chrome years ago and never looked back. Chances are, before you stimulated the switching, you used… 753 more words