Is Chrome’s view-source dangerous when visiting malicious sites?

What are the risks of viewing the source code of malicious pages on Google Chrome?
I want to go directly to view-source:https://example-site.com to visit the sites without rendering anything malicious / executing any scripts.
I am aware th… Continue reading Is Chrome’s view-source dangerous when visiting malicious sites?

How does microsoftonline.com know which device I am on, and whether it is a registered device?

Most of the webprogramming and IT security I know is from ten years ago. I’m far from being a pro, so please keep my ignorance in mind when answering.
Back then, browsers sometimes sent details about the client in the headers. Eg browser v… Continue reading How does microsoftonline.com know which device I am on, and whether it is a registered device?

Difference between the telegram (win1) desktop app and web interface when it is "managed by your organization"?

Sometime ago I was told by our cyber department that Telegram desktop app is not "safe" as it allows silent installation of programs (first I heard about it, and they could not back it by anything). Which makes me think they are … Continue reading Difference between the telegram (win1) desktop app and web interface when it is "managed by your organization"?

Can websites, through cookies or other usual means, access PDFs opened in browser?

Can websites through the use of cookies or other usual means, see the content in a PDF (saved and opened locally or opened from the web) that is also opened in the browser at the same time, or in the past if it can see the PDF and it’s con… Continue reading Can websites, through cookies or other usual means, access PDFs opened in browser?

How to view TLS version and certificate of a website in Samsung Internet Browser [migrated]

Used to be able to click the padlock on the left side of url box and get the info from the popup screen.
In newer versions there’s still a padlock and a popup but can’t access any TLS or cert info from there.
Has that feature been moved el… Continue reading How to view TLS version and certificate of a website in Samsung Internet Browser [migrated]

Are there any risks to pasting arbitrary Javascript code in web browser console and running it? [duplicate]

Due to failing IT infrastructure in Sweden, clever developers have provided ways of cheating the system to book train tickets (which is tremendously underdimensioned and failing due to high demand). On their Github page, they provide a Jav… Continue reading Are there any risks to pasting arbitrary Javascript code in web browser console and running it? [duplicate]

How to ensure safety while visiting malicious links in a VM? [duplicate]

Just wanted to ask how dangerous would it be to visit malicious links in a VM? The reason why I want to do this is to test out a tool I wrote that identifies malicious links from a database and attempts to block them. Are there ways to san… Continue reading How to ensure safety while visiting malicious links in a VM? [duplicate]