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Norton AntiTrack launches in New Zealand for better online privacy
Tue 29 Mar 2022
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bi
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big data
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vpn
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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New Zealanders hit hard by trackers according to new Norton research
Wed 26 Jan 2022
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malware
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browser
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new zealand
Online tracking and subsequent security threats have become increasingly prevalent in New Zealand, with NortonLifeLock research revealing some alarming statistics.
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Surfshark adds a website safety warning feature to its browser extension
Thu 20 Jan 2022
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vpn
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online safety
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browser
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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Google unveils new protections for Enhanced Safe Browsing in Chrome
Mon 7 Jun 2021
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cybersecurity
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google
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chrome
Enhanced Safe Browsing users are successfully phished 35% less than other users.
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Avast Secure Browser comes to Android
Wed 29 Apr 2020
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cybersecurity
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privacy
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browser
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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McAfee announces new acquisition as it moves toward browser isolation
Tue 25 Feb 2020
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saas
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casb
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dlp
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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New study details how easy it is for hackers to steal your data
Thu 15 Mar 2018
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malware
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cybersecurity
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chrome
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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Menlo Security closes $40m funding round to expand malware isolation tech
Wed 13 Dec 2017
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malware
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browser
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menlo security
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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Menlo Security selects Edvance as Hong Kong & Macau distributor
Wed 26 Jul 2017
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browser
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security software
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menlo security
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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ESET uncovers stealthy Stantinko malware's click fraud prowess
Tue 25 Jul 2017
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malware
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browser
ESET has spotted a malware strain that tricks users into downloading pirated software from dummy torrent sites.
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Ingram Micro signs on as distie for Menlo Security's browser isolation platform
Mon 3 Jul 2017
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endpoint protection
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edr
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browser
Ingram Micro has scored distribution rights for Menlo Security's browser isolation platform across Singapore and Thailand.
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Bye bye, NPAPI: Mozilla issues critical update to Firefox, disables plugins
Fri 10 Mar 2017
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microsoft
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mozilla
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browser
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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Polycom predicts the future of the NZ workplace in 2015
Fri 9 Jan 2015
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cloud
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uc
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voip
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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Kiwi encrypted cloud-based proofing tool a world first
Mon 1 Dec 2014
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cybersecurity
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browser
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pro tools
PageProof is a fully encrypted browser based tool for creators of any kind to receive feedback and collaborate on documents.
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How to bork your hard drive with HTML5
Fri 1 Mar 2013
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web development
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browser
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hack
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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Mozilla’s bid to make the best iPad browser
Tue 19 Jun 2012
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apple
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technology gifts
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ipad
'Junior' allows full-screen browsing by removing navigation bar. So how do you get around?
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Play dress-up in your browser with Opera 12
Fri 15 Jun 2012
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browser
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opera
Latest release from ‘browser junkies’ intro’s ability to customise themes; so is the update all style and no substance?
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Sydney e-retailer implements 'Internet Explorer 7 tax'
Thu 14 Jun 2012
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internet explorer
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browser
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kogan.com
6.8% surcharge added to purchases to counter cost of supporting six-year-old browser.
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Play Wolfenstein 3D in your browser
Thu 10 May 2012
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gaming
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technology gifts
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bethesda
Bethesda celebrates classic shooter's 20th anniversary with free-to-play release.
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New ‘Give Way’ rule: test yourself online
Mon 12 Mar 2012
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browser
Driver training site offers free bonus module in conjunction with BP.
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Opera: 'because Justin Bieber doesn't use it'
Wed 7 Dec 2011
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twitter
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browser
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opera
Norwegian browser improves speed, memory usage in version 11.60, offers 10 reasons to switch.
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Short wait for Firefox 8
Tue 8 Nov 2011
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twitter
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mozilla
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browser
What sets the latest version of the Mozilla browser apart from the others?
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Mozilla ramps up Firefox schedule
Tue 16 Aug 2011
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mozilla
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chrome
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browser
Mozilla is making its plan to match Google Chrome’s aggressive update schedule clear.
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‘Study’ questions intelligence of IE users - Updated
Thu 4 Aug 2011
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internet explorer
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case study
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browser
IQ test report revealed as a hoax. The French failed to see the funny side.
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