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A recent update to Google’s browser Chrome, has disabled the Java plugin. So if your favourite Java game or app has stopped working I am going to show you how to re-enable Java.

As of Chrome Version 42, an additional configuration step is required to continue using NPAPI (Java) plugins.

  1. In your URL bar, enter:
    chrome://flags/#enable-npapi
  2. Click the Enable link for the Enable NPAPI configuration option.
  3. Click the Relaunch button that now appears at the bottom of the configuration page.

If you prefer to watch this on a video, I’ve created a short one for you.

Hope this helps

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A Google engineer and a member of the Google Chrome security team has shared on Twitter a new look that is being tested for the phishing and malware warnings seen by Chrome users:

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The new alerts have been incorporated in the Canary and Developer channels, and if all goes well they will end up in Beta and, ultimately, in the Stable version.

The fire engine red background, and the simplified and more direct warning text is likely to make users take the warnings more seriously than the current ones:

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The warning pages are shown when users try to visit malicious sites, a constantly updated blacklist of which is maintained by the Google Safe Browsing service.

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Google Chrome, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 31.0.1650.26 Beta.

After the release of a development and stable version, a new Google Chrome Beta is now available, bringing a few much needed changes and improvements.

According to the announcement, a “kiosk_only” manifest attribute has been added for platform apps, a content switch has been added to turn off unprefixed MediaSource API, a wrong policy used for secondary users has been corrected, a tablet layout regression has been corrected, and much more.

A complete list of bug fixes and changes can be found in the official changelog.

Download Google Chrome 31.0.1650.26 Beta for Windows
Download Google Chrome 31.0.1650.26 Beta for Mac OS X
Download Google Chrome 31.0.1650.26 Beta for Linux

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During March Patch Tuesday of 2013, Microsoft released seven new security bulletins, with four rated as critical, and others as Important. Most interesting one was MS13-027, which is rated as “important” because the attack requires physical access to the vulnerable machine.

This flaw allows anyone with a USB thumb drive loaded with the payload to bypass security controls and access a vulnerable system even if AutoRun is disabled, and the screen is locked. Flaw exposes your Windows PCs to major risk. If you remember Stuxnet, worm was injected to Iran’s nuclear program system using USB thumb drive.

Windows typically discovers USB devices when they are inserted or when they change power sources (if they switch from plugged-in power to being powered off of the USB connection itself).

To exploit the vulnerability an attacker could add a maliciously formatted USB device to the system. When the Windows USB device drivers enumerate the device, parsing a specially crafted descriptor, the attacker could cause the system to execute malicious code in the context of the Windows kernel.

Because the vulnerability is triggered during device enumeration, no user intervention is required. In fact, the vulnerability can be triggered when the workstation is locked or when no user is logged in, making this an unauthenticated elevation of privilege for an attacker with casual physical access to the machine.

Microsoft admits the flaw could “open additional avenues of exploitation that do not require direct physical access to the system,” once the USB based exploit is successful.

The vulnerabilities addressed by Microsoft do not include those exploited by security researchers at the recent Pwn2Own hacking competition at the CanSecWest Conference in Vancouver.

Rovio’s latest game, Bad Piggies, is now available via Google Play and the App Store, and as a PC and Mac download, but it has not yet made its way to the Chrome Web Store. These pigs can indeed fly – “Bad Piggies,” the spinoff to the monster hit game “Angry Birds,” set a new record by soaring to the top of the charts just three hours after release.

Scammers have quickly taken advantage of this, introducing bogus versions of Bad Piggies into the Chrome Web Store that exist primarily to serve up in-browser advertisements thanks to a few plug-in permissions.
Barracuda Networks’ lab today discovered a knock-off of the new and wildly popular “Bad Piggies” game which includes a phishing plug-in that may have injected an aggressive adware program into more than 82,000 Chrome browsers.
The lack of a free online version for Bad Piggies left space for others to capitalize on the instant success of the game. Just days after the game launched, Jason Ding, a research scientist from Barracuda Networks, found seven free versions of the games in the Google Chrome web store.
Jason Ding notes that all of these games are being distributed by the same site: playook.info. After installation, the games insert their own advertisements into popular websites. Barracuda found that after deploying the games in a test environment, they inserted advertising from playook.com into sites like Myspace, eBay, IMDB, Yahoo and MSN among dozens of other sites on the Chrome browser.
If you have already installed, uninstall them immediately and change your passwords on other websites if possible,” Barracuda said. The firm also warned users to be wary of plugins that requires a lot of suspicious permissions.

How to Get the Flash 10.2 Beta Working in Google Chrome


Adobe just released a beta of the newest Flash player, complete with lower CPU usage and full screen dual-monitor playback. Chrome, though still uses its built-in, stable version of Flash. Here’s how to get the beta goodies in Chrome.

Even after installing the 10.2 beta, Chrome will default to its built-in version of Flash, even though it detects the 10.2 beta just fine. To use the beta instead of the stable version, open up Chrome and type ‘about:plugins’ in the address bar. Hit the “Details” button in the upper-right hand corner, and under “Flash” you should see two different plugins—one in Chrome’s folder, and one elsewhere (see above). Hit Disable under the one located in Chrome’s folder, and close out of the plugins window. To see if it worked, you can try watching Adobe’s Stage Video demo.

If it works, you’re using the beta. If it tells you to install the beta, go back to ‘about:plugins’ and make sure you’ve disabled the correct plugin. Once you get the beta working, you should notice Flash hogs less of your CPU, and can play videos in full screen on one monitor while you work on the other!

Note that using the Flash beta likely disables Chrome’s new sandboxing abilities in the Dev channel, so you have to choose which is more important to you.

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Google is building a Chrome OS tablet. It’s real, and it’s being built by HTC. No surprise there, since HTC churned out the Nexus One for Google.

Yes, they plan to offer it in conjunction with Verizon, which probably doesn’t come as a shock to anybody at this point. The two recently tag-teamed that Net Neutrality proposal and they’ve had plenty of discussions in the past about cooperating in some capacity.

As for the launch date of November 26th. You can bet Google’s Chrome OS tablet will be heavily subsidized, and I’d go so far as to say it will be substantially cheaper than the iPad if not totally free with a Verizon data contract.

So what will the Google tablet pack for hardware? While our source didn’t provide any specifics, my guess is that the device could be based on NVidia’s Tegra 2 platform and sport a 1280×720 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, minimum 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/LTE connectivity, GPS, webcam, and possibly expandable storage via a multi-card reader. Again, these were not given to us by our source, but expect it to be every bit as geek-tastic as the Nexus One — Google won’t want to disappoint its early adopters.

We may call TV a idiot box but admit that we still love to watch TV whenever we get time. We also love to surf internet most of the time because of our professional and personal needs. What if you can watch TV on your computer and surf internet at the same time?

Yes, you got it right, now with a little extension called TV Chrome, you will be able to watch around 2780 Live TV channels in Google Chrome. In short, TV Chrome is the TV Extension for Google Chrome browser that offers you to watch TV directly from Google Chrome Browser for free. There are more than 2780 Live TV Channels that are sorted by country and category and updated regularly.

This extension is developed by the same developer which earlier came out with toolbar to watch TV in Firefox browser. In Google Chrome, there is a little icon in front of address bar instead of TV Fox toolbar.

Let’s see how it works :

First, download the TV Chrome extension from here. After installing the extension, Chrome TV places a icon next to the address bar. Clicking on it, will open a pop-up window where you can select TV channel to watch by country or category.

Click on the channel you like to watch and it will open-up a pop-up window. By double clicking on the media player, you can watch TV in fullscreen mode.

I think this is the best way to watch live TV online. But as TV Chrome is completely free so it may happen that any of the channel listed will not work at a given point of time. But more than 2780 channels, I am sure you will surely find the interesting one which will work.

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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 well worth installing — see you after the break, Chrome fans

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View Thru – The millions of short URLs floating around on Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of the Internet might be a convenience for some, but they can also be a big threat to your safety. Just like the Rickrolls of yesteryear, there are those who “poison” shortened URLs, hiding their malicious destinations behind a jumble of letters and numbers.

With View Thru installed, you’ll see a tooltip appear whenever you hover over a link, which includes the title of the destination page and its unshortened URL.

WebOfTrust (WOT) – I’ve recommended WOT for quite some time. Its community-powered ratings help surfers avoid Internet dangers through easy-to-understand color coding. Not sure if you should click that link in your Google or Bing search results? Green = go. Red = stop. Yellow = proceed with caution.

WOT even has you covered if you haplessly stumble onto a malicious site; instead of loading the page, you’ll be shown a big, blacked-out warning instead (see the header image), letting you know that other WOT users have given it a big, collective thumbs down.

McAfee Site Advisor – If you don’t recognize the WOT name and aren’t sure about its ratings, you may well want to check out McAfee’s Site Advisor extension. They’ve been in the computer security business for a long time and know a thing or two about what’s safe and what isn’t.

Unlike WOT, Site Advisor doesn’t display ratings next to all the links on a page and it will only prevent access to untrusted sites — and then only when you tell it to via the extension’s options. By default, it just displays a color-coded alert icon, so I strongly recommend making the change.

LastPass – One of the most common ways that people put themselves at risk online is poor password habits. They use the same password everywhere, and they tend to choose words which are easily hackable. LastPass helps out by making it easy to create and use different strong passwords on all of the Web sites you log in to.

All you have to remember is one well-chosen master password. From there, use the built-in strong password creator and let LastPass encrypt and store your passwords on their remote servers. Don’t worry, not even LastPass staffers can decrypt your password file. They’re safe in the cloud — and probably a lot safer than if you’ve been using Chrome’s built-in password saving feature.

PasswordFail – If it’s not a weak password getting users into trouble, there’s always the possibility of bad Web programming putting people at risk. PasswordFail will notify you whenever you happen upon a site that is known to store passwords in plain text. Why is that bad? Because if anyone every gets their mitts on the database, they’ve got instant access to everyone’s logins (instead of a bunch of usernames and password hashes).

This one is as much about getting Web sites to institute better password storage and handling procedures as it is about letting you know where to tread lightly.

KB SSL Enforcer – Plenty of popular Web sites offer more secure SSL encrypted versions of their login pages, but they don’t send users there by default. If you’d prefer to see the lock icon and https:// at the start of your Omnibar, before typing your details into Facebook, Twitter, or Google (and a bunch of other sites), check out this extension.

It works via redirection, so you’ll see the plain old http:// version of a page briefly before KB SSL Enforcer loads the secure version of the page. This is a must-have extension to bolt on to your portable Google Chrome install.

Credit Card Nanny – No one wants to have a pile of unwanted credit card charges turn up on their statement. Nanny aims to prevent that from happening by alerting you to fraudulent or risky Web checkout forms that simply zap your CC details to someone’s email inbox in plain text. It’s hard to believe some Web stores still think it’s ok to operate like this in 2010, but it’s true.

TrustGuard – One other extension to keep an eye on is TrustGuard, which taps into the customer ratings at TrustPilot.com. Think of it as WOT for Web stores. Customers submit ratings for shops, which TrustPilot then tabulates into an overall score from 0 to 10. Stores with an 8 or better get a green check.

Trust Guard takes those ratings and pops them into your Chrome Omnibar, giving you a quick heads-up about a store’s customer satisfaction. At least, it’s supposed to — I couldn’t get ratings to appear on any of the sites I tested. TrustGuard is fairly new, though, so it’s worth checking into later, especially if you do a lot of shopping online.

Update: TrustGuard’s developer has already fixed the issue!


FlashBlock – I know Chrome’s sandbox makes it particularly tricky to exploit, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to leave one of the Web’s most used attack methods to run unquestioned. Adobe Flash is used commonly by malware thugs to perpetrate drive-by attacks on unsuspecting Web users.

By letting FlashBlock stop Flash elements in their tracks, I then have the choice to load them only on sites I trust.

Got another safety-minded extension for Google Chrome that you recommend to users? Share with us in the comments!

Google Chrome, like Firefox, has the ability to increase its functionality and capabilities through the use of extensions. If you’re a web developer, Google Chrome comes with a nice set of developer tools built in that will make your life easier. But there are also a number of extensions that will give you even more tools at your disposal. The great thing about extensions is that they allow you to perform tasks that would normally require you to switch over to another application. Being able to perform certain tasks without leaving your browser can be a big time saver.

Here are 13 Google Chrome extensions that you should find very useful.

Color Picker

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Color Oicker lets you quickly get the Hex and RGB values of any color! Also adjust Hue, Saturation, and Balance.

Firebug Lite

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Firebug Lite is a tool for web developers, that allows you to edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

Domain Availability Checker

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This extension checks the availability of a domain name. What’s the point of going to another page when you can check it from your toolbar.

Aviary Screen Capture

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Aviary Screen Capture allows you to ake a screenshot of any webpage and edit it directly in your browser with Aviary.com applications. Plus it has convenient access to the Aviary website and tools.

Lorem Ipsum Generator

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Lorem Ipsum Generator gives you an easy and convenient way to generate dummy text for your design mock-ups.

IE Tab

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Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab. Some sites can only be displayed using IE, and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome. Great for web developers who want to test the IE rendering engine, users who use sites with ActiveX controls, and users who want to use the explorer view for local files (i.e. file:// URLs).

MeasureIt!

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MeasureIt! gives you the ability to draw out a ruler that will help you get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.

PlainClothes

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This extension styles — or rather “unstyles” — the web. Just imagine: text is black, backgrounds are white, unread links are blue, visited links are purple, all links are underlined. Or any other colors you like. And all text is rendered in your default fonts (as defined in “Options” > “Under the Hood” > “Change font and language settings”). Everywhere. Automatically.

Eye Dropper

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Eye Dropper and Color Picker extension which allows you to pick color from any webpage or from advanced color picker.

Speed Tracer

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Speed Tracer is a tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs. Speed Tracer is available as a Chrome extension and works on all platforms where extensions are currently supported (Windows and Linux).

Pendule

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Pendule extends the already built-in developer tools of Chrome.

Resolution Test

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Resolution Test changes the size of the browser window for developers to preview their websites in different screen resolutions. It includes a list of commonly used resolutions as well as a custom option for you to input your own.

Snippy

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Snippy allows you to grab snippets of web pages and save them for future use. It captures rich contents and preserves formatting, so you can capture paragraphs, images, links and more.