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Hotmail adds new security measures to defend against account hijacks

Despite the fact that Hotmail has a much larger user base, general consensus seems to be that the Microsoft's webmail service is still playing catch-up with Gmail. With its recent updates, however, Hotmail has improved greatly -- and the improvements keep on coming. This week's installment is a handful of new security features. Hotmail now allows you to confirm trusted computers from which you...

Verified authors start appearing in Chrome Extensions Gallery -- but not on Google's own extensions?

If you were about to launch a new feature on an add-on site for an application you develop, it seems like your own creations would be a great place to start. Take the Chrome Extensions Gallery and the new $5 fee/domain verification functionality Google just added. The Chromium blog announced the change two days ago, and several extensions are already displaying the verified author stamp. While...

9 extensions that make browsing the web with Google Chrome even safer!

Google Chrome is already an extremely secure Web browser. Armed with its exploit-thwarting sandbox, Chrome remained untested at Pwn2Own this year, while other browsers were hacked within minutes. Still, it never hurts to bolster your defenses, and there are plenty of good options for doing just that over in the official Google Chrome Extensions Gallery. Let's take a look at nine which are...

Ultimate Flag extension for Google Chrome shows a site's safety, traffic, and location info

WebOfTrust is an awesome extension for Google Chrome in its own right -- it provides trust and safety ratings for websites and helps keep you out of trouble. They also allow other developers to tap into their data, which leads to cool little spin-offs like the Ultimate Chrome Flag extension. After you install the extension, you'll see a flag icon in your Chrome Omnibar which tells you where a...

Web of Trust (WOT) extension now available for Google Chrome

It's starting, people. Big name browser addon developers are starting to show Google Chrome some love. So far, we've seen AdSweep, RoboForm, LastPass (a personal favorite), and a few others. Web of Trust is now onboard as well, announcing the release of their extension today. I've written about WOT before -- it's a great addition for anyone wanting a bit of added security and safety when they...

Color coding Wikipedia entries based on author reputations

You can't trust everything you read on Wikipedia. Of course, the same is true of the newspaper or pretty much anything else you read. But since pretty much anyone can edit Wikipedia entries, readers really have to take entries with a grain of salt. Computer engineering associate professor Luca de Alfaro at the University of California, Santa Cruz has developed a tool that help you relax your...