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VPN
Norton AntiTrack launches in New Zealand for better online privacy
The new privacy offering looks to help users control their digital footprints by preventing websites from tracking and profiling users in ways regular private browsers and VPNs don't.
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Malware
New Zealanders hit hard by trackers according to new Norton research
Online tracking and subsequent security threats have become increasingly prevalent in New Zealand, with NortonLifeLock research revealing some alarming statistics.
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VPN
Surfshark adds a website safety warning feature to its browser extension
Surfshark created website safety warning feature that encourages people to be more mindful about the data they are giving to websites and digital platforms.
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Cybersecurity
Google unveils new protections for Enhanced Safe Browsing in Chrome
Enhanced Safe Browsing users are successfully phished 35% less than other users.
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Cybersecurity
Avast Secure Browser comes to Android
Avast Secure Browser has been a mainstay for the security platform in Windows and Mac, and this is the first time it has come to mobile.
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SaaS
McAfee announces new acquisition as it moves toward browser isolation
The acquisition of Light Point Securitywill supplement McAfee’s existing inbound and outbound protection for all web and cloud traffic, according to McAffee.
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Cybersecurity
New study details how easy it is for hackers to steal your data
It’s no secret that web browsers store a substantial amount of sensitive information about their users - hackers are taking advantage of this.
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Malware
Menlo Security closes $40m funding round to expand malware isolation tech
Menlo Security has successfully closed a Series C funding round to the tune of US$40 million this week, bringing its total funding to $85 million.
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Browser
Menlo Security selects Edvance as Hong Kong & Macau distributor
Menlo Security has signed a distribution agreement with Hong Kong-based Edvance to distribute its browser isolation platform across both Hong
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Malware
ESET uncovers stealthy Stantinko malware's click fraud prowess
ESET has spotted a malware strain that tricks users into downloading pirated software from dummy torrent sites.
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Endpoint Protection
Ingram Micro signs on as distie for Menlo Security's browser isolation platform
Ingram Micro has scored distribution rights for Menlo Security's browser isolation platform across Singapore and Thailand.
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Mozilla
Bye bye, NPAPI: Mozilla issues critical update to Firefox, disables plugins
Firefox has disabled all NPAPI plugin capability except Flash. Common plugins such as Adobe Acrobat, Java and Microsoft Silverlight no longer load.
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Collaboration
Polycom predicts the future of the NZ workplace in 2015
Collaboration technologies are ushering in a next generation workplace that is more productive, efficient and delivers meaningful cost savings to organisations of all sizes across New Zealand.
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Cybersecurity
Kiwi encrypted cloud-based proofing tool a world first
PageProof is a fully encrypted browser based tool for creators of any kind to receive feedback and collaborate on documents.
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Browser
How to bork your hard drive with HTML5
In a fascinating glimpse into how bugs are found and exploited (and reported to browser developers) an HTML5 fail is brought to our attention by Michael McKinnon, security advisor at AVG.
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Apple
Mozilla’s bid to make the best iPad browser
'Junior' allows full-screen browsing by removing navigation bar. So how do you get around?
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Browser
Play dress-up in your browser with Opera 12
Latest release from ‘browser junkies’ intro’s ability to customise themes; so is the update all style and no substance?
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Internet Explorer
Sydney e-retailer implements 'Internet Explorer 7 tax'
6.8% surcharge added to purchases to counter cost of supporting six-year-old browser.
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Gaming
Play Wolfenstein 3D in your browser
Bethesda celebrates classic shooter's 20th anniversary with free-to-play release.
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Online
New ‘Give Way’ rule: test yourself online
Driver training site offers free bonus module in conjunction with BP.
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Twitter
Opera: 'because Justin Bieber doesn't use it'
Norwegian browser improves speed, memory usage in version 11.60, offers 10 reasons to switch.
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Twitter
Short wait for Firefox 8
What sets the latest version of the Mozilla browser apart from the others?
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Mozilla
Mozilla ramps up Firefox schedule
Mozilla is making its plan to match Google Chrome’s aggressive update schedule clear.
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Internet Explorer
‘Study’ questions intelligence of IE users - Updated
IQ test report revealed as a hoax. The French failed to see the funny side.