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Malicious browser extensions pose a serious threat and defenses are lacking

Although the number of malicious browser extensions has significantly increased in the past year many security products fail to offer adequate protection against them, while others are simply not designed to do so, according to a security researcher.

Firefox and Chrome give browser plug-ins the cold shoulder

Ding, dong, browser plug-ins—as we know them—are almost dead, thanks to changes in the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome.

Google Chrome update: How to access apps and recently closed tabs

Google made some smart changes to the design of Chrome's new-tab interface. Here's an overview.

Google Chrome to block and banish plugins built using popular NPAPI architecture

Plug-ins based on the NPAPI architecture will be blocked by default in Chrome starting early next year as Google moves toward completely removing support for them in the browser.

CloudOn Home

CloudOn's virtual Office moves from the app to the browser

CloudOn, which provides a virtual copy of Microsoft Office, now offers a cloud-based version of its software, along with new sharing options for users of third-party cloud storage options.

What I’m Playing: More like, Lame Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto V isn’t available on PC. But we’ve got plenty of alternatives so I’m not even mad.

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DNA

Why you should be worried about Google ditching cookies

Google's conceptual AdIDs could improve upon the traditional browser cookie, but they could also lead to even more sophisticated tracking—and that could get spooky.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft pushes faster, touch-friendly IE11 preview onto Windows 7

Microsoft has released the consumer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, following up a developer preview it made available in July.

Mozilla postpones Windows 8 'Metro' Firefox to late January

Mozilla said slower-than-expected progress on Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface means that the touch-based browser likely won't launch until late January.

Split Chrome into two windows with NiftySplit

This clever extension gives you a right-hand "viewer" for linked items you click from the window on the left.