Chrome

Speculative meltdown
Security flaws exploit speculative execution on a microprocessor, to create side-channels that bypass security mechanisms used to protect data in the memory.
OCBC Bank’s mobile keyboard enables cashless payments from any mobile app
The OCBC Keyboard allows customers to make e-payments to any bank account in Singapore without exiting their current mobile app.
Student nets elusive Firebass for ticket to Google’s I/O 2017
Malaysia’s Henry Lim completes Google’s Alternate Reality Game Firebase Challenge.
Google's Parisa Tabriz - A princess like no other
Google’s Security Princess Parisa Tabriz on being a woman in technology
Final days for Adobe Flash
The next version of Chrome, due out early next month, will automatically block non-visible Flash content, such as tracking and fingerprint cookies. Then, in December, Flash will be deprecated entirely, with exceptions for sites which only support Flash. All Flash functions will be replaced by HTML 5. It is now clear that the future definitely belongs to HTML 5. The days of Adobe Flash are certainly numbered.  
Google ready to kill Flash
Chrome set to disable Flash by default Exceptions will be made for some sites  
Firefox beats IE in market share
It looks like there is still life left in Firefox. Firefox has slightly pulled ahead of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Edge browsers for the first time across the globe.
Opera set to sing longer
Windows 10 devices last 49 percent longer Feature will need to be turned on manually  BROWSER maker Opera Software has come out again with the news of one more built-in feature after recent announcements of an ad blocker and a VPN client. The company has now added a power saving mode to its desktop browser.  
Microsoft retiring compromised browser certificates
Certificates using SHA1 algorithm being retired Browsers will report errors in sites using SHA1 Microsoft is planning to retire support for browser certificates signed by the SHA1 hashing algorithm in the next few months. Security researchers are warning that the widely used algorithm should be retired as soon as possible.
Google offers US$2 million in bug hunt competition to be hosted in KL
Security researchers on cyberspace, take note: On the back of a successful “Pwnium” competition held in March, Google is doubling its total prize offering to US$2 million for the second edition of the contest, dubbed Pwnium 2 -- to be held at the Hack in the Box (HITB) security conference in Kuala Lumpur.
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