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“Your connection is not private” for specific website, once when opening a new tab

Like many, since March, I've been working from home and using the company's VPN to do my work. Recently, if I open a new tab in Chrome, and navigate to "news.bbc.co.uk", I got the ...
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New tab opens and redirects when I try to highlight a piece of text [closed]

Note - Not a programmer or an infosec professional but I thought this might be the best place to ask this question. MacOS Catalina 10.15 Chrome version 84 I was reading this page on a website and I ...
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How to hide or spoof hardware info from the browser? [migrated]

I am using Google Chrome on a VirtualBox and Chrome detects my camera as 'VirtualBox WebCam-USB 2.0 VGA'. How to prevent Chrome from reading device information or to make it read it as something else ...
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Does it matter that my browser shows an out-of-date certificate when a website uses service workers?

A website I frequent (a Discourse forum) uses Let's Encrypt TLS certificates which are updated every two months with a valid period of three months. But the certificate information shown by Chrome ...
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Do browsers create caches of local HTML assets, such as SVGs or scripts? [migrated]

This question was asked over 7 years ago, but there wasn't a definitive answer. In the following example, does the browser know not to create a cache for these local assets? <!doctype html> <...
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Suspicious behavior by Google when verifying users via nodejs

I'm building a user authentication system in Nodejs and use a confirmation email to verify a new account is real. The user creates an account, which prompts him/her to check the email for a URL that ...
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CA certificate somehow not taken by browsers on android [closed]

This is a follow up question related to this answer. In short: I am importing the self signed Root CA certificate into android system via Settings -> Security -> Trusted Credentials -> ...
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DNS spoofing protection in Chrome and Firefox

I'm using hostapd to setup a wireless access point and dnsmasq as a DNS/DHCP server. I defined in dnsmasq to reply with the IP of the access point (10.0.10.1) when it receives a query for www....
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Unable to intercept traffic on android application using burp suite

When I try to intercept the traffic through burp suite, the app itself won't load. This doesn't happen in some applications like Chrome and Gmail but happens on YouTube and other applications. It ...
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Why does Chrome display “Managed by Organisation”? [closed]

My wife inadvertently clicked on a flash player update and suddenly my chrome browser displays that it is being managed by an Organisation. I tried deleting chrome and reinstalling it but nothing ...
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Chrome Malware, Redirects To Ad When I Click Link in Google? [duplicate]

I've been dealing with this Chrome malware for awhile now, and I can't identify where it's coming from. Very occasionally, when I click on a top link in Google, it'll redirect me to a site that looks ...
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Can website detect if I’m using chrome remote desktop?

I was wondering if the website can detect the remote operation of my PC while I’m visiting. For example; I visit one website and click here and there while using my laptop for controlling my desktop ...
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Spam link sets cookie(s) then redirects to google.com - what would be the point of this? Should I be concerned?

Received a spam link about "a package soon to be delivered" via an SMS message. Didn't click it in my phone, but couldn't help myself but to go to the URL in a browser on my laptop :grimace: (not ...
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Chrome extension differences: Urban Shield VS Urban Free VPN proxy Unblocker

What's the difference between these two Chrome extensions, which provide VPN functionality for browsing via Chrome: Urban Shield: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/urban-shield/...
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Google Chrome Unknown Connections In Proxifire [duplicate]

I always using Proxifire in my windows 7 os machine. This app can show all network traffic through the proxy. Here is image of my proxifire : Google chrome is close. So what are those ...
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How do browsers import password data from other browsers?

Specifically, how did the new Microsoft Edge (based on Chromium?) import my passwords from Google Chrome (which are synced to my Google account and supposedly secure)? I'm on Windows 10. Does Windows ...
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Playing a shared video file or viewing a pdf file in “incognito/private mode”

I know how incognito/private tab works. But I'm not sure private mode works as expected in this situation: If someone uses Chrome "incognito/private mode" on Android device and plays a video file or ...
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Can a website on Google Chrome know whether the user actively using the computer?

If I have opened a website in Google Chrome on Windows 10 and it runs in the background, can it spy to see whether I'm actively interacting my computer or the computer runs without any user ...
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Did changes in Google Chrome 80 weaken cookie and password encryption?

According to Arun on StackOverflow “Starting Chrome 80 version, cookies are encrypted using the AES256-GCM algorithm, and the AES encryption key is encrypted with the DPAPI encryption system, and the ...
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Hugoclose.com malware is causing issues in google chrome [closed]

In my MacBook Air, whenever I search something in google, some adds are appearing out of no where and they're hiding the actual search results from google. When I checked the developer tools, I found ...
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Chrome: why is invalid certificate usage for resources loaded from localhost disabled?

In chrome there is a flag called: allow-insecure-localhost. As far as I can tell all it does is block localhost connection over tls if the certificate is self signed. Why is this feature turned off ...
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How do I know if a Google Chrome extension is leaking data?

Many Google Chrome extensions require permissions to read the contents of webpages the user visits. How can the user verify whether and to what extent a certain Chrome extension leaks data?
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DevTool requests full access to YOURPATH, make sure that you do not expose any sensitive information dialog [closed]

I came across this warning message in chrome after I executed a command in the browser inspector, and realised this question had been asked on stackoverflow here but the answers do not contain so much ...
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Run your own code on chrome:// url?

Recently I've been trying to escape sandbox Chrome OS for fun, bounties, etc. I found you can run straight system commands through chrome:// urls (such as displaying USB Detected message, or something)...
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does pasting a url into a chrome file upload dialog box (windows process) have security issues?

When using Chrome and I select a file for upload on a website that accepts files, a Windows dialog box appears for me to select a file. I can then paste a URL address for a file in the dialog box, ...
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Can Chromebooks be affected by malware from an SD Card?

I've got an SD card that I think might contain infected files. However, those files are from my Windows days. I hear that Chrome OS is pretty hardy, and that it's really only posisble to get damage ...
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How does Chrome's Renderer Code Integrity Protection Work?

I recently heard of Chrome's Renderer Code Integrity Protection, which is apparently supposed to prevent unsigned dlls from being loaded into the chrome.exe process, and figured I'd test what would ...
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Why does Chrome not allow the modification of these headers by extensions?

The Chrome WebRequests API mentions that specific request headers are not available to the onBeforeSendHeaders event, meaning that extensions cannot read and/or modify these headers. Here is an ...
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Can a browser extension (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) read the web console log?

I realized that my bank handles sensitive information in the web console log, so my concern is if any browser extension could read the log?
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Why does Firefox (version 71.0 (64-bit)) indicate “weak encryption” but Google Chrome (Version 79.0.3945.88) does not?

I read that Mozilla uses its own trust certificate store but does "weak encryption" have anything to do with whether the browser trusts the certificate? Has it got anything to do with the signature ...
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Why is Google Remote Desktop not detected by company?

My company has been applying really strict information security policies with firewalls and good quality network equipment this is to prevent from someone to connect to the company network. Many of ...
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How to decrypt Chrome saved password from “Login Data” file

Is there a way to decrypt passwords from Chrome Login Data file? My goal is learning about the backend process of this decryption, so I don't want to use any pre-built applications.
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WMI Performance Adapter function for Chrome browser?

Does someone know why the WMI Performance Adapter (WmiApSrv.exe) always starts when launching Chrome browser? Whats the function of this service? I have heared this service can be maliciously used to ...
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Browser setups to stay safe from malware and unwanted stuff

I have to set up a browser to surf the internet. I'm trying to stay safe from malware as much as possible. (I already know that there's no way to stay 100% safe.) My idea is to use Firefox with these ...
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Browser copy function overridden silently, is this security risk?

I came across a site which overrides copy functionality and injects current page url as paste value. I was trying to select couple of words and instead it copied the page link. Simple developer tools ...
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Preventing CSRF with SameSite=“strict” without degrading user experience?

ASP.NET will soon begin reflecting Google's decision to default cookies to SameSite="strict" in a defense against CSRF attacks: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/aspnet/upcoming-samesite-cookie-changes-...
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Monitor data traffic in chrome:// protocols

With Burp Suite we can capture the traffic of protocols like http, https. But i want now monitor the data traffic in urls like chrome://settings
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Chrome on Android connects to suspicious address on open [duplicate]

I had legitimate suspicion that someone is spying on my internet traffic. So I connected my Android phone to proxy via mitmproxy. I noticed that when I opened Chrome, it automatically connects to ...
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Bizarre request being made from Chrome

I've been seeing a very weird request being made from my Chrome browser (haven't noticed it on Brave). It does not run on all websites, and not all the time (it can appear on a website, then after a ...
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What is this URL that loads each time Google Chrome spawns?

What does this URL do that opens each time Google Chrome loads? http://redirector.gvt1.com/edgedl/chromewebstore/L2Nocm9tZV9leHRlbnNpb24vYmxvYnMvOWVmQUFXS041NV9ZVXlJVWwxbGc5TUM4dw/7519.422.0....
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Does Google Chrome store browsing history on their servers?

Does Google Chrome store browsing history on their servers? I think, if for example I use private browsing, Chrome can still log my activity.
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When I disable an installed extension in Chrome, will it still try to connect to the internet?

I have an extension in Chrome, called Daxab ultimate, that I use, because on certain adult sites it lets me stream the video in 1080p and without the extension its 720p. So, if I turn on the ...
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Blocking Standard Users (Win 10) from Adding Chrome Extensions

I want to block standard users (Win 10) from adding Chrome extensions. When the standard user renames the default folder, it overwrites any security policies applied on the Extensions folder.
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Predicting Math.random() sequence using V8's MWC1616 algorithm

If you have the seeds for Math.random() using mwc1616, are the random numbers generated in the same order every time / are they repeating? Basically wondering if, given a seed, can I predict past ...
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Did google chrome kill public key pinning?

I've read many articles talking about google chrome killing public key pinning in Chrome 67 (May 2018). See here, here, and here. However, I haven't found any information about whether or not they ...
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Can my G Suite admin see my browsing history if: I am in incognito mode on iPad Chrome?

Can my G suite admin see by browsing history if: I am in incognito mode on iPad Chrome? iPadOS beta 3. I'm signed in with a G Suite account. If they are monitoring me, is it visible? Is there any way ...
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How to stop other programs from reading passwords stored in my browser?

I was very surprised and alarmed to see that a free software could list passwords stored by browser in plain text. I thought that these passwords (such as the ones for email) are encrypted and can't ...
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How can Instagram cause Chrome to attempt to login and show me my username when I'm using incognito mode?

When I reach Instagram user pages while in Incognito mode, Chrome pops up a window with my non-incognito username asking whether or not to sign in. See screenshot below. Although I assume Chrome ...
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I logged into my work computer with my personal email, can my employer see my google search history on Chrome? [duplicate]

Stupid mistake here. Today at home using my work computer I logged into my gmail on Chrome to check my personal email. I then went to look something up in google and saw several google search ...
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How to delete browser malware? [closed]

I've got some malware so now my browser is sending requests to strange sites: Also if I click on any html element in a browser It may redirect me to unwanted pages I've tried to fix this using ...

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