Author: Paul Bischoff

Comment on New Emotet Variant Stealing Users’ Credit Card Information From Google Chrome by Paul Bischoff

Although the huge spike in Emotet activity is concerning, it doesn’t mean you have to give up Chrome to be safe. The malware usually requires the victim to click on a malicious link or attachment in an email. Chrome isn’t vulnerable without this crucial step. As long as you don’t click on links or attachments in unsolicited emails, your credit card information is safe from Emotet.

Comment on Comment: DuckDuckgo Browser Allows Microsoft Trackers Due To Search Agreement by Paul Bischoff

<p>It saddens me that a search engine we thought was private, DuckDuckGo, actually allows trackers for Microsoft search results. While DuckDuckGo didn\’t hide this fact, they also did not go to any lengths to let users know about the tracking, which makes users feel let down and mistrusting of DuckDuckGo.<br /><br />I recommend that DuckDuckGo users perhaps migrate to another \”private\” browser and search engine until DuckDuckGo takes steps to fix this. Perhaps the Brave browser is the solution. As far as I can tell, Brave doesn\’t allow tracking by Microsoft or other nosy types, and doesn\’t use Microsoft\’s Bing or other major search engines, instead it has developed its own.</p>