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Preventing a site from appearing in the 'Most Visited' or 'speed dial' section of a web browser

Are there any established ways of preventing a website from appearing as an icon on the 'Most Visited' / 'Speed dial' / start page of a web browser? One example of this is the tab that opens by ...
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Should I allow browsers to remember my passwords and synchronize them?

I wonder, how wise is it to allow Chrome and Firefox to a) remember the passwords b) synchronize them? My gut tells me that if it's not man in the middle who can intercept them, but Google and Mozilla ...
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Detecting disabled Chrome plugins using JavaScript

My cable was on the fritz this weekend and I had to visit a friend to watch HBO online. Something weird happened that has been bothering me. I have disabled the Flash plugin on Chrome, since all ...
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How to make Firefox ignore the X-XSS-Protection response header?

I have two questions: How can I make Firefox ignore the X-XSS-Protection header? I have a website which sends an X-XSS-Protection: 1 header and I want my Firefox to ignore that header, because it ...
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Is it normal for Chrome extensions to demand too many permission?

I tried to install a Chrome extension for downloading Facebook video clips, but it requests too many privileges in my opinion: Read and change all your data on the websites you visit Manage ...
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Can I trust browsers not to snoop into my activities?

Is there anything stopping web browsers from snooping into our activities? I don't mean web history or any of that generic stuff (Chrome already collects them, right?), but is it technically possible ...
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Why do Chrome and OpenSSL disagree over signature algorithm?

$ openssl version OpenSSL 1.0.2h 3 May 2016 $ openssl s_client -connect winkel.vpro.nl:443 < /dev/null 2>/dev/null | openssl x509 -text -in /dev/stdin | grep -i sha Signature Algorithm: ...
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What technologies does ChromeOS use to secure saved passwords?

I have read that Chrome will use the system's native credential tools to manage saved passwords (e.g. KeyChain on OSX, libsecret on Linux/GNOME etc). Does anyone know what tools are used on ChromeOS?
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Problem in underscore.js with “new Function()” when CSP header is set

In underscore.js, template rendering causes violation of the 'unsafe-eval' property, with CSP error at following line: render = new Function(settings.variable || 'obj', '_', source); The solution ...
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How can a modern Windows/Linux system be compromised by a heap overflow in Chrome?

Wikipedia's article on Heap Overflow states: there are primarily three ways to protect against heap overflows. Several modern operating systems such as Windows and Linux provide some ...
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Why is Java disabled in Chrome? [migrated]

Why is Java disabled in Chrome? Is it some security concern? From the official Java website: Chrome no longer supports NPAPI (technology required for Java applets) The Java plug-in for web ...
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Why is CAcert not trusted by my browser?

I am fairly new to encryption and SSL. Today I googled a bit (read some atricles about security) and encountered the site https://cacert.org. I clicked it and was surprised. Chrome showed me a "not ...
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Why does Chrome send four browsers in the user-agent header?

I am using Chrome in linux with Version 51.0.2704.63 (64-bit). I recorded a HTTP request of Chrome and here is part of the recording: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (...
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Malware or viruses by browser redirects?

Recently was browsing and clicked on a link to the following address: (In code blocks so you cant accidently click it) http://paycheck-calculator.org/ Clicking on this quickly loaded 2-3 different ...
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Is google.com/webhp malicious?

Lately, I've noticed the addition of "/webhp" in the url of Google searches along with some additional variables, "sourceid", "rlz", and a few others. Together, they make a URL in the form of https://...
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What data is sent between an NFC/BTLE FIDO U2F device and Chrome (or other agent)?

I need to explain what "conversation" occurs between a FIDO U2F device (YubiKey NEO) and the agent (Chrome). I want to know if it's a challenge response, and ultimately figure out how much ...
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Virus in browser - affects chrome most of all [closed]

I seem to have a virus I cannot trace on my computer, it basically rewrites pages filled with ads in the form of videos. It seems to be using AJAX here is a screenshot attached. I traced a few files ...
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How to use Tor “on” and “off” at the same time with Chrome? [migrated]

I want to use both Tor "on" and "off" in chrome. As for example one tab of chrome with tor "on", and another tab or directory of it as "off". Is it possible?
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Will the Credential Management API now available in Chrome 51 be widely adopted?

Google Chrome 51 stable includes support for the Credential Management API. This implementation is based on the W3C spec. Will other browsers support this technology (particularly Safari)? Will web ...
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Regarding Windows password and Chrome's 'Remember password' Feature

Google Chrome browser helps in password management by prompting users to remember their passwords for the websites. These saved passwords can be accessed from the browsers "settings" menu, and to do ...
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Password management in Firefox, Chrome and Safari

I just read a couple of very interesting discussions on Chrome password security strategy. Chrome’s insane password security strategy Showing stored passwords - Tim Berners-Lee The following is how ...
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Why I am getting Facebook login pop up for every site?

My Chrome browser keeps prompting me for Facebook authentication, even though I have never logged on to Facebook from my PC. I am using Chrome browser from my company where they have a strong proxy ...
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Is QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) safe to allow through firewall?

Our firewall currently blocks QUIC (UDP 443) traffic which seems to be enabled by default in Google Chrome. Is it safe to allow QUIC or should I wait until it is implemented in all the major browsers? ...
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Security of Chrome's Printing Output

On Linux systems the printing functionality of Chrome (printing of websites or PDF documents) generates PDF documents which are sent to the print server (e.g., CUPS). Are there any security mechanisms ...
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Could Google Chrome's lack of a download confirmation dialog be a security vulnerability?

Suppose the user is playing a game like flappy bird that requires constant tapping in the lower left area of the screen (where the downloaded file needs to be clicked). Then while the user is ...
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mail.ru and slightsearch.ru hijacking browser default search engine set by admin

I recently got malware installed on my PC that contained software that infected my google chrome, by hijacking my default search engine. I tried: Removing newly installed programs from PC, using ...
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How do I protect my passwords from WebBrowserPassView?

I just got shocked with what can be achieved with WebBrowserPassView. It basically shows every password I've saved in my browser (Chrome). I guess other users on my PC could get my passwords that ...
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Is chrome completely secure against Reflected XSS?

I notice that Chrome does not execute scrips that are part of the web request, http://vulnerable_site?pageTitle=<script>alert('xss')</script> With such links since the script is as part ...
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Chrome 50: Where can I see the negotiated cipher suite?

This is about Chrome 50. When visiting an https site, where can I find the negotiated cipher suite? I know where to find this info in previous versions of Chrome but I'm not able to find it in the ...
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Why would a modern browser allow internal resources to be loaded from an external page

Recently someone announced that several Arris surfboard models lacked any form of authentication to perform functions such as reboot and factory reset a modem with a single http call. Read more on ...
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Random autofill [closed]

I was trying to pay for something just now, and when I put my name in the chrome autofill came up and I clicked it. The address that showed up was wrong though but corresponded to the postcode of one ...
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Can going to a bad website on firefox, or installing a malcious firefox plugin, infect other parts of my home folder on a Linux system?

BTW, I don't mean root, just a plain user. I'm worried because I'm scared that if I do such things I could infect my Chromium folder. I got a huge case of OCD.
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Firefox vs. Chrome extensions: Which are---ceteris paribus---more secure?

As an 'extension' to earlier questions on this topic (for instance here and here), What makes Firefox extensions (appear) more secure than Chrome extensions? Do they just appear to be more secure, ...
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SSL browser session keys

I am trying to export/write the SSL master secret and keys to a file from the chromium browser. I would appreciate if someone could advice me how to do this. To write the premaster secret we can ...
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Have there been any known “in the wild” exploits of any Google Chrome (Android) 40.0.2214.89 vulnerabilities?

https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-1224/product_id-15031/version_id-179594/Google-Chrome-40.0.2214.89.html I looked for any news about them and couldn't find anything. Anyone ...
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Does Google Chrome protect against cross site scripting (XSS)?

In Firefox I've been using the NoScript extension to protect myself from certain kinds of malware attacks. NoScript is well known as a very powerful extension for Firefox and introduced protection ...
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Can Chrome browser history be seen on work wifi, even if not re-loaded?

I use the work wifi daily but am always conscious of using work related sites. However Android tends to keep most apps running in the browser so my windows(tabs) are never essentially closed down. ...
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Google Chrome says “Your connection to example.com is encrypted using an obsolete cipher suite.”

I get following info when I click on lock icon on address bar: I have couple of questions: Q1. What are the security concerns here? Q2. Even after 'obsolete cipher suit' message, Chrome is able ...
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Using VPN in the UAE - safe or trackable?

I'm currently in the United Arab Emirates, and I am wondering if Etisalat or the UAE can track what I am doing if I use the ZenMate VPN addon to Chrome?
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Invalid OCSP signing certificate in OCSP response

I want to open the following page in Firefox, and get an error. https://www.acm.nl/nl/ Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.acm.nl. Invalid OCSP signing ...
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Firefox & Chrome Strong Ciphers

Of the following ciphers for RSA authentication, Firefox and Chrome do not use stronger than ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256. ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=RSA Enc=AESGCM(256) Mac=AEAD ...
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Single button click mobile direct carrier billing fraud

A friend of mine had just had the following happen: He visited a website with the mobile phone using Chrome Mobile on Android An advertisment poped up that covered the whole page There was no close ...
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Third-Party-Cookies Tracking - Google Chrome

I've read an article about third-party-cookies which explained that in Google Chrome disabling third-party-cookies will not stop the browser from sending third-party-cookies. So when I visit Facebook ...
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How do I securely embed an <img> tag using a user-given URL?

If I hypothetically wanted to allow users to use an avatar from an arbitrary URL like this: <img class="avatar" src="{user input}" /> There are many problems that I can think of: There are ...
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Are there any consequences of clicking on a URL to a facebook.com link?

So I stupidly clicked on a suspicious link on a Facebook post today. Guest account for shame. In my defense, it was a link to facebook.com itself, but it loaded a Facebook page, then seemed to ...
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Can Google Chrome read/scan my ProtonMail inbox page?

If I used Google Chrome to visit ProtonMail website, it would not be difficult for Google to read my emails since it would just need to scan/read the content of the page. Messages are encrypted just ...
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AirVPN, DNS Leaks on Windows 8.1, but not Ubuntu

I've noticed when I visit dnsleaktest.com using Windows 8.1 & Chrome a bunch of UK IP addresses (Belonging to my ISP) are displayed alongside the Netherlands IP address I should be appearing as (...
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Extracting Facebook ID or email from browser's history

While I was looking at my browser's history I noticed there has been a Facebook login from my computer, there are some Facebook related messaging and profile links in my browser history (chrome). The ...
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Why do Firefox and Chrome “leak” critical security information out of the browser and how can I stop it?

In studying SSL / TLS handshakes and encryption, I found a method that describes how to export the SSL / TLS session keys from Firefox to an user or environmental variable outside the browser, and ...
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HTTPS icon red and crossed out - Chrome browser

What does it actually mean when the HTTPS icon is red and crossed out in Chrome? Does this mean that the site is vulnerable to a Man in the Middle Attack? Is it safe or not?