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BetaNews: Opera 51 unveils better Windows performance, host of functional tweaks

BetaNews: Opera 51 unveils better Windows performance, host of functional tweaks. “Just one month after its previous update, Opera Software has unveiled Opera 51.0, the latest version of its Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. 46 more words

Tweaks & Updates

Chrome will soon mark all unencrypted pages as 'not secure'

Google’s Chrome browser will soon flag every site that doesn’t use HTTPS encryption. Starting in July, with the launch of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ and prominently highlight this in its URL bar. 240 more words

Google

Wired: The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Wired: The Chrome Extensions We Can’t Live Without. “Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the add-ons that elevate it from good to great. 32 more words

Useful Stuff

Filling Out Forms on the Web

A web browser’s AutoComplete or “autofill” function can save time, but the software is not without risks.

Published: January 24, 2018 at 05:30AM

Technology By J. 68 more words

NYT

Why Your Web Browser May Be Most Vulnerable to Spectre and What to Do About It

Security researchers this week revealed details of Spectre and Meltdown, massive security vulnerabilities found in microprocessors made by Intel, Advanced Micro Devices and others.

The attacks take advantage of a features built into modern chips and could allow hackers to craft malware using Spectre that could steal passwords or other confidential data through popular web browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari for Macs or iOS. 728 more words

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