Link Tracking in Popular Browsers

Updated 20 April 2019 and 22 April 2019. Updates embedded in the original post and some areas reworded/trimmed to aid clarity. Several major web browsers (specifically Chrome, Safari and Edge) are all enabling a tracking feature by default and removing the means to disable it. This is the hyperlink auditing, or ping, feature in HTML5... Continue Reading →

ASUS Updater Issue

It has been broadly reported in the technical press that the ASUS automatic updating software for its PC's has been infiltrated by malware and has been widely distributed to ASUS PC's and Laptops. I personally think this is a storm in a tea cup, as the details of this imply that only 600 PC's would... Continue Reading →

Removing Malicious Apps from Android

Over the past few weeks cyber researchers have discovered a number of apps in the Android Play Store that were infected with a form of Adware that had the nasty capability of hiding itself from the app list. The AdWare, which security firm Check Point calls “SimBad,” creates a backdoor and allows its creator to... Continue Reading →

Coinhive Takedown

Coinhive, the Crypto mining service that offered web developers a JavaScript library to mine the Monero cryptocurrency, has announced that it is to shutter the service on 8 March 2019. The site quotes its reason for the shutdown as: "The drop in hash rate (over 50%) after the last Monero hard fork hit us hard.... Continue Reading →

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