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#7 - Part 2 - Browse This! (Browser Security)

#7 - Part 2 - Browse This! (Browser Security)

March 21, 2018

The internet browser, which began as a simple visual interpretation of a "markup" language used to create a textual representation of visual elements is now a dangerously functional run-time environment potentially comparable to our host operating system. 

In this episode we talk about known exploits in the browser from how file types have tricked the browser, and the OS, into giving away credentials to hacked browser extensions, to crypto mining to the potential for trusted websites to undermine our confidence and off up malvertising and lead us off the safe path.

In short... it's a quick, learn from the mistakes of the past, cautionary tale about browsing the internet in the modern (2018) world.  I would be worried that I was dating this podcast but, as it's a tech podcast, it'll be dated faster than you can say Betamax.  So go listen now!

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#7 - Part 1 - Browse This!  (Browser Security)

#7 - Part 1 - Browse This! (Browser Security)

March 7, 2018

Let me go back to the beginning. 1990!

Shortly after the earth cooled and life began,  Sir Tim Berners-Lee just decided to invent the world wide web.  This was approximately 1990 give or take any prior research and general acceptance of the idea. He also put together the first browser confusingly and yet inspirationally called "WorldWideWeb".

Well now you know how that all started and why it's called what it is. For those of you who were toddlers or perhaps not even born yet a world without the web sounds like a time when everything was in black and white, lit by open flame, the notion of evolution was exciting and new and tablets were made from stone.

Since then things have evolved. The browser which began as a simple visual interpretation of a "markup" language used to create a textual representation of visual elements is now a dangerously functional run-time environment potentially comparable to our host operating system, more than you might expect. 

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https://codifyre.com/tech-skills/browser-shopper-shoplifter/

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