1. D M C's Avatar
    So. in 2015 Pwn2Own hacking event.
    All four browser was easily went down in few minutes.
    1)IE
    2)Google Chrome
    3)Firefox
    4)Safari

    The final cracked bug count came to:

    5 bugs in the Windows operating system
    4 bugs in Internet Explorer 11
    3 bugs in Mozilla Firefox
    3 bugs in Adobe Reader
    3 bugs in Adobe Flash
    2 bugs in Apple Safari
    1 bug in Google Chrome

    I guess nothing is safe neither Windows nor Mac..

    Source: Pwn2Own 2015: The year every web browser went down | ZDNet
    03-24-2015 03:32 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    As always, safe browsing habits are the best defence....
    03-24-2015 03:38 AM
  3. D M C's Avatar
    As always, safe browsing habits are the best defence....
    Safe browsing habit...... like ?
    03-24-2015 03:58 AM
  4. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    Safe browsing habit...... like ?
    Like not going to suspicious websites, not clicking to suspicious ads and pop-ups and not downloading stuff that could be dangerous/you don't know what they do/you found them on a suspicious website...
    03-24-2015 01:22 PM
  5. D M C's Avatar
    Like not going to suspicious websites, not clicking to suspicious ads and pop-ups and not downloading stuff that could be dangerous/you don't know what they do/you found them on a suspicious website...
    Opening websites in private or incognito mode is safer than normal or not?
    03-25-2015 04:03 AM
  6. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    Opening websites in private or incognito mode is safer than normal or not?
    Correct me if I am wrong, but using some sort of private mode simply stops the browser from keeping a browsing history. Knowing that you visited a potentially dangerous website does not make actually visiting it any safer.
    On the other hand, using an adblocker could actually help a little by blocking ads that could lead to potentially dangerous websites or make you download suspicious files...
    Last edited by TheLumaniac; 03-25-2015 at 02:25 PM.
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    03-25-2015 12:38 PM
  7. Blacklac's Avatar
    Depends if it has a "sandbox mode" or not, I guess?
    03-25-2015 12:54 PM
  8. D M C's Avatar
    Correct me if I am wrong, but using some sort of private mode simply stops the browser from keeping a browsing history. Knowing that you visited a potentially dangerous website does not make actually visiting it any safer.
    On the other hand, using an adblocker could actually help a little by blocking ads that could lead to potentially dangerous websites or make you download suspicious files...
    I thought private mode do not save temp files, history and cookies in your PC which may be some sort of safe browsing or something like that.
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    03-25-2015 05:20 PM
  9. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    I thought private mode do not save temp files, history and cookies in your PC which may be some sort of safe browsing or something like that.
    Depends on what you consider safe. You can still download stuff while you are in private mode and your internet provider knows that you are using the internet at the moment. Someone who will use your computer right after you will not know what you did because your browser did not keep any temp files cookies, etc. So, for example, your brother who also uses your computer wouldn't know what sites you visited (if you know what I mean), so you are, in a way, safe.
    03-26-2015 08:46 AM
  10. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I thought private mode do not save temp files, history and cookies in your PC which may be some sort of safe browsing or something like that.
    Also private mode doesn't prevent storage of so called "flash cookies", I use the better privacy add-on on Firefox to remove these. However they are persistent little blighters.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_shared_object
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    06-13-2015 08:10 AM
  11. nTrud3r's Avatar
    Correct me if I am wrong, but using some sort of private mode simply stops the browser from keeping a browsing history. Knowing that you visited a potentially dangerous website does not make actually visiting it any safer.
    On the other hand, using an adblocker could actually help a little by blocking ads that could lead to potentially dangerous websites or make you download suspicious files...
    Yeah. Your employer and your ISP can still see your browsing history, even in a private mode.
    Safe browsing habits never hurt, get an internet security program, when visiting banking sites make sure they have the https:// prefix and don't visit suspicious websites.
    06-20-2015 11:22 AM
  12. bobbob1016's Avatar
    Not sure, what about Vivaldi or Opera? Does PaleMoon count? Could also do Dolphin or alike with BlueStacks. I also don't run as admin, disable javascript, and installed ghostery.
    06-24-2015 10:12 AM
  13. FearL0rd's Avatar
    So. in 2015 Pwn2Own hacking event.
    All four browser was easily went down in few minutes.
    1)IE
    2)Google Chrome
    3)Firefox
    4)Safari

    The final cracked bug count came to:

    5 bugs in the Windows operating system
    4 bugs in Internet Explorer 11
    3 bugs in Mozilla Firefox
    3 bugs in Adobe Reader
    3 bugs in Adobe Flash
    2 bugs in Apple Safari
    1 bug in Google Chrome

    I guess nothing is safe neither Windows nor Mac..

    Source: Pwn2Own 2015: The year every web browser went down | ZDNet
    Nobody was able to hack with EMET on https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/jj653751

    EMET 5.1 is available - Security Research & Defense - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


    I recommend the fist thing when you load Windows install EMET


    EMET Security Mitigations Included
    Attack Surface Reduction (ASR) Mitigation
    Export Address Table Filtering (EAF+) Security Mitigation
    Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Security Mitigation
    Structured Execution Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) Security Mitigation
    NullPage Security Mitigation
    Heapspray Allocation Security Mitigation
    Export Address Table Filtering (EAF) Security Mitigation
    Mandatory Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Security Mitigation
    Bottom Up ASLR Security Mitigation
    Load Library Check – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation
    Memory Protection Check – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation
    Caller Checks – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation*
    Simulate Execution Flow – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation*
    Stack Pivot – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation
    06-24-2015 10:25 AM
  14. Polychrome's Avatar
    As always, safe browsing habits are the best defence....
    Yep yep yep.

    Funniest thing I've ever seen working tech jobs...a Mac in which Firefox was opening itself and displaying ads. There is no "safe" browser that protects you from all the bad on the internet.
    06-25-2015 02:18 PM
  15. D M C's Avatar
    Nobody was able to hack with EMET on https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/jj653751

    EMET 5.1 is available - Security Research & Defense - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


    I recommend the fist thing when you load Windows install EMET


    EMET Security Mitigations Included
    Attack Surface Reduction (ASR) Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Export Address Table Filtering (EAF+) Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Structured Execution Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    NullPage Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Heapspray Allocation Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Export Address Table Filtering (EAF) Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Mandatory Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Bottom Up ASLR Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Load Library Check – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Memory Protection Check – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Caller Checks – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation* https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Simulate Execution Flow – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation* https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/jj653751.right.png
    Stack Pivot – Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Security Mitigation
    But this year it was hacked in just 17 seconds.

    No Browser is safe : Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari all hacked at Pwn2Own contest
    06-26-2015 04:34 AM
  16. furkanavshar's Avatar
    Use Maxthon Cloud Browser. Stay safe. Stay fast. Stay light.
    06-26-2015 06:04 PM

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