Google Chrome Users Need To Be Careful, Hackers Out There To Steal Info! [DETAILS HERE]

By Catherine Martin | Feb 23, 2017 08:14 PM EST
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Google Chrome is the favorite browser of most Internet users. However, Chrome users should be careful as the hackers are targeting the browser to steal information that may include access to credit card details.

Express reported that criminals can inject infected script into poorly-protected web pages. A virus-filled script will rewrite the information in the compromised website that makes the Chrome page unreadable.

A pop-up window will appear with the words, "The 'HoeflerText' font wasn't found." The warning will suggest the Google Chrome users to download an update. For readers who encounter this warning, shun from the page as it will risk your online security.

"Chrome users should be aware that legitimate warnings from the Chrome browser will never appear as overlays to a web page," said Tod Beardsley research director at cybersecurity specialist Rapid7. "Specifically, Chrome does not offer any functionality for prompting for a missing font download, and all such prompts are sourced from malware or malvertising campaigns."

Looks like Google Chrome is the favorite target of the hackers lately. Prior to this, another "missing font" that lures users to download malware was reported.

"Autofill" hack also made rounds online where cyber thieves steal the users' name, email and passwords. When a Chrome user inputs his personal information on fake forms, the autofill option will fill every data text and this happens even to invisible forms as well.

The data will be sent to the hacker immediately leaving the Google Chrome users unsuspicious. To make the matter worse, this might give the culprits access to one's credit card number and security codes.

Well, Google is ready to battle the hackers as they work on Chrome version 56. The latest version of the browser is faster and safer, CIO Today reported. It includes 51 security fixes for safe browsing. It will also flag HTTP websites that ask for bank accounts. Chrome will label it as "Not Secure" in the address bar.

So don't worry too much as Google is ready to combat the Chrome hacks. Have you encountered any malvertising campaigns while browsing online? Do you have personal tips to share to avoid these issues? Drop a comment below.

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