Tag: chrome

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URLs are hard, let's kill them

We've seen a couple of changes in the Chrome UI recently and one of them attracted some pretty fierce criticism online rather quickly. With the removal of some of the URL components from the address bar I was quite relieved so see a simplification of this complicated UI feature. Turns…

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Hacking Chrome to Look More Awesome!

I've been playing around with a few of the 'hidden' flags in the Chrome browser and I've come up with a selection of settings that I think really improve the current browsing experience. Here they are if you want to try them out! The Demo Sites For this blog I'm…

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Chrome to the future

We recently saw the release of Chrome 68 which brought with it a default 'Not Secure' warning on all HTTP pages. This change appears to have come as a surprise to many site operators despite plenty of information being posted and distributed about the change and media coverage. Let's take…

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Are you ready for the Symantec distrust?

It's been common knowledge in the wider PKI community that Symantec, the Certificate Authority, is currently being distrusted and will soon cease to exist as a CA. My worry is that the wider community doesn't seem fully prepared for the distrust and the impact it will have. Symantec There's a…

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Bypassing HSTS or HPKP in Chrome is a badidea

I saw some research published at BlackHat EU recently that detailed various ways to bypass both HSTS and HPKP in a variety of mainstream browsers. It was a novel technique and seems like a viable attack vector to bypass them, which is a big problem because both HSTS and HPKP…

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