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Browser passwords used on multiple domains?

I have 100 domains with authentication backed by the same LDAP database. There is a single-sign on, but it's not implemented with OAuth. That is to say, per user, each domain accepts the same user/...
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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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Can my computer be compromised by uBlock/Adblock filter list?

uBlock is open source and suppose I trust the author. But filter lists are something that is maintained by other people. Is it possible to add something to a filter list to compromise computer/browser,...
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Chrome on android - export tabs [migrated]

I am have some tab fetish and normally open ~200 tabs on my phone and since time to time sort it...and do some clean up... As my phone died I was a victim of lost of all tabs as chrome tab sync is ...
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Is my Google Drive still secure if Chrome was heavily compromised?

I use an Apple eMac desktop computer. I formerly used Safari as my main browser. I migrated to Chrome as it is integrated with Google products. I use Google Drive very extensively as my main ...
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How to defend myself against potential malicious browser add-ons?

So previously I asked a question about what type of private data can addons extract from my browser : Can a malicious add-on access internet history and such in Chrome/Firefox? and it turns out if ...
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Can a malicious add-on access internet history and such in Chrome/Firefox?

How does Chrome/Firefox make sure add-ons are safe? Do they have any protection against a malicious add-on? How much access can add-ons have? Can they access internet history or maybe even cookies ...
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XSS triggered but chrome didn't show popup. What exactly was going on?

Related to my previous question on XSS in canonical link. At the beginning I turned off Chrome's XSS auditor and tried executing XSS with just onload event using following payload which did not ...
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Are there any chrome extension VPNs that use the chrome.vpnProvider API? [closed]

Seems most extensions use the old proxy api which requires giving them full "read and change site data" access. A more recent API is available made for VPNs: https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/...
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What does “This request does not comply with Chrome's Certificate Transparency policy.” in Chrome's Security Tab mean?

When you open up Chrome's DevTools and switch to the Security Tab you'll see the message This request does not comply with Chrome's Certificate Transparency policy. on some origins. (Example: https://...
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On The Use Of Unsanboxed Plugins In The Chrome Browser

The following questions relate to unsandboxed plugins under Settings > Advanced > Content settings > Unsandboxed plugins. The first thing I'd like to know is whether this setting is basically for ...
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Can a web app fingerprint your device as identical to a native app's fingeprint

I have installed an app on Android and my account got shadowbanned. I sniffed out the traffic with fiddler and see they use a analytics service that assigns your device a fingerprint. I tried the web ...
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Payment Handlers In Google Chrome

Are there any privacy/security risks associated with using payment handlers in Google Chrome? Somehow, the idea of having my financial information stored in a browser makes me feel uncomfortable. I ...
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How to prevent Firefox and Chrome from opening ports in the firewall?

I have noticed that Firefox and Chrome have opened ports for unsolicited inbound traffic in the Windows firewall. This happened with Windows 7 x64 and Windows 10. (Here, I am talking about the ...
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How a browser isolation product is safer than our enterprise-hardened Chrome? [closed]

We have been offered a security product that provides browser isolation but I am not really sure what the benefits could be of such a solution in an enterprise.
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Automatic Downloads in Google Chrome [closed]

The questions I have relate to automatic downloads in Google Chrome, under Settings > Advanced > Content settings. For starters, are there any security risks associated with allowing sites to ask ...
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Private Google account at work

I have an old private tablet at work with my private Google account on it .It's connected to our WiFi, where i logged in with my personal working code. Never use it much as I just play some music on ...
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Random Chrome Notifications and Strange Source Code

My elderly parents are receiving chrome notifications from a strange URL on their iMac: (https://s1.snc.com.ru:443) Example Messages • Pending Payment: Paypal Has Sent You $65,900 • Clean your mac....
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How to confirm if a site is using Device Fingerprinting

Is it possible to confirm if a site is using Device Fingerprinting? When the site owner uses JavaScript, is there something we can look for in the script to confirm if a website is using device ...
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HTML link with “noopener” and/or “noreferrer” in Chrome/Chromium results in unexpected behaviour

There are several attacks possible when embedding links with target="_blank". This is where rel="noopener" and rel="noreferrer" should help. I am expecting that clicking the following link <a ...
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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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How to disable obsolete/insecure TLS_RSA ciphers to harden Chrome? [closed]

Multiple vulnerabilities have basically obsoleted TLS_RSA, CBC and QUIC implementations. February 9, 2019: "Seven researchers from all over the world found --yet again-- another way to break RSA ...
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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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How does AVG insert its signature into Gmail emails?

I just sent an email from gmail loaded in my Chrome web browser. Also on the Windows 7 computer is AVG "anti-virus". Turns out AVG somehow managed to insert a signature into the email I sent out. ...
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Chrome >50: Where can I see the negotiated cipher suite?

This is about Chrome 50 and later. 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 ...
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Bitdefender showing lot of Getting Suspicious Connection Blocked from Chrome extension Toby

I'm using GetToby Chrome extension to manage my tabs and save them for later. Lately, I've been getting lots of notifications from BitDefender about blocked suspicious attempt: chrome.exe attempted ...
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Remote hack of my computer via Chrome using Google account

I posted this on Google yesterday but I think it deserves more visibility. If what I think might have happened, actually happened, then Chrome may not be secure: Something weird happened yesterday ...
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Securing internal API credentials on a public chrome extension

I've developed a Chrome extension that I plan to publish to the Chrome Web Store. On the server side, I've implemented OAuth 2 (using access tokens and refresh tokens) with support for generation of ...
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Does MathML pose a security risk?

MathML seems like a promising and attractive technology. But Google Chrome doesn't support it, allegedly because it has "architectural security issues" according this wikipedia page. But it also says "...
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When pasting sensitive links or text on Google Chrome bar - does Google store it?

When I paste some links or sensitive information by mistake on the Google Chrome URL Bar, that might trigger a search on Google. Does Google store all of them, including that sensitive information?
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Does Chrome's password manager store plaintext passwords in their databases?

Chrome's password manager allows for users to view their saved passwords on passwords.google.com. The saved passwords can be viewed on different devices as long as the user logs into their Google ...
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Vulnerability scanners reporting Google Chrome vulns even when it is not Installed

I have a machine which does not have Google chrome installed but when I try to scan it using Nexpose and Retina all the Chrome related vulnerabilities are listed in the report and it shows it as ...
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Malware techiques via Linux Chrome and its effects, non-root

Is it possible to visit a website with Chrome on Ubuntu and have that site execute shell code on my machine without explicitly downloading anything nor click on some Chrome execute question/popup? If ...
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Broken into my office, HDD/SSD stolen. How secure is Chrome password saving feature?

I'm working as a developer in a shared office space, and today when I came to work, my PC no longer booted into windows, only UEFI with error -> couldn't find the primary SSD. I opened up the case on ...
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Can a limited permission Chrome extension access multidomain cookies?

Can a Chrome extension that's only allowed to "read and modify all data on youtube.com" access or modify data related to my Google account? (Background: The sign in window is hosted at a different ...
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Danger of browser extension without any permissions?

Assuming that an extension for Firefox or Chrome does not request any WebExtensions permission, what harm could this extension do? Or put another way: What (potentially malicious) actions can an ...
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Cross-platform browser link highjacking/redirect issue in Chrome

I'm having strange issues using Chrome Version 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) on PC (Win 7) and OSX (10.11.6) on different systems. Clicks are often being hijacked taking me to different sites (...
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Certificate works in Chrome + Firefox but not with curl (“unable to get local issuer certificate”) with the recent cacert.pem

I am trying to connect to a site behind a firewall, that is why I cannot share the URL for verification. $ curl -vvvv https://example.com:8080/foo/ba/?wsdl --cacert /tmp/cacert-2018-12-05.pem * ...
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How will Certificate Transparency be enforced?

The Chrome team has announced that "[they]’ll be moving forward with [their] plan to require Certificate Transparency for all newly issued, publicly trusted certificates starting in April 2018." It's ...
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How secure is Chrome storing a password?

Whenever I enter a login into a new site, Chrome asks me if it should store the login details. I used to believe this was fairly secure. If someone found my computer unlocked, they could get past the ...
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How is danger / badidea / thisisunsafe justified?

The HSTS standard states the following: 12.1. No User Recourse Failing secure connection establishment on any warnings or errors (per Section 8.4 ("Errors in Secure Transport Establishment")...
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Google Chrome extension wants to be able to “manage apps, extensions…”: reasonable?

One image can tell more than a thousand words... Is what this extension is asking for reasonable? There are (at least?) five actions it is requesting permission that I do not see what it would need ...
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Does using incognito mode protect from browser fingerprinting techniques?

As far as I understand Chrome's and Firefox's incognito modes mean nothing is persisted. Cookies, Offline Storage, IndexedDB, cache, everything is flushed when you exit. Does this still leave a way (...
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Checking domains HSTS status

The Google Chrome browser offers a quick way to check a domain's HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) status via the page chrome://net-internals/#hsts (section Query domain). The query result looks ...
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Google Chrome is redirecting before visiting a shopping website

I notice every few days (~5 days) that when I try to open an Amazon.in URL, before opening that URL, Chrome opens a different link which looks like an affiliate link. This link redirects to the actual ...
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How private is the data I type in Chrome address bar?

Sometimes, I paste some data in a Chrome tab address bar as a temporary storage. It usually happens when I want to save more then one thing in the clipboard. It's handy because I am always with Chrome ...
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How secure are old versions of Chrome?

I realise the generic nature of this post and I apologise in advance. Let's say for instance we were on v58, what resources are out there to "prove our point" that it's insecure and we should upgrade?...
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security of <link rel=“canonical”>

today I was a bit surprised to see a <link rel="canonical">-Tag in action: I was reading this news article on my android phone and wanted to share it: https://www.golem.de/news/hyundai-nexo-...
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Why does my Chrome still trust Thawte certificate?

Thawte certificates are supposed to be invalid since Chrome 70, but I have Chrome 70.0.3538.102 and it accepts certificate of this site just fine. Does anyone know, why that is? Should I be worried?
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Does Chrome cache smartcard PIN?

When I have authenticated with a server suing TLS/SSL using HTTPS using a smartcard and PIN and I invalidate the TLS session by restarting the server, refreshing Chrome browser does not reprompt for a ...