We still consider chrome to be one of the safest browsers available but we wanted to give a quick heads up about a new vulnerability to the Chrome Browser.
It’s recently come to light that hackers and cybercriminals have targeted the official Chrome Web Store as a distribution outlet for compromised Chrome extensions. These extensions are primarily advertised on Facebook, and once installed; provide unhindered access to the victims account.
While the reported extensions have been written in Portugese, Facebook and Google are preparing for the inevitability of English translations.
As always, the team at Logical PC Solutions urges everyone to think critically before following any links or downloads from Facebook. It’s also important that users realize web browser extensions can potentially access any and all traffic through the browser that it’s installed in. This includes invalidating attempts to change the password to remove the hacker’s access.
If you feel that your browser or PC is compromised, please feel free to take advantage of our free remote diagnostics and affordable Remote Support services and contact us today!