Chrome Bug Allowed Hackers to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

[Aug 17, 2018]

If Users haven’t done yet update to chrome 68, there is another significant reason to immediately switch to the latest version of the Chrome web browser.

Ron Masas, a security researcher from Imperva, has discovered vulnerability in web browsers that could allow attackers to find everything other web platforms, like Facebook and Google, knows about you—and all they need is just tricking you into visiting a website.

The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2018-6177, takes advantage of a weakness in audio/video HTML tags and affects all web browsers powered by “Blink Engine,” including Google Chrome.

A member from Google security team also pointed that the vulnerability could also work against websites using APIs to fetch user session specific information.

Cyber Security Tips:

  • Chrome users are strongly recommended to update their browser to the latest version, if they haven’t yet.

 

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