Chrome Leaking Passwords of millions of users, if you have a habit of saving passwords into your Chrome and Mozilla browser, then your security is at risk!
Recently, a browser plug-in leaking personal privacy has been exposed. The browsers involved are millions of Chrome and Firefox browsers, and the leaked information includes browsing the history, credit card records, and other sensitive data. This has forced us to further increase the importance of personal information protection. Are you still using the password manager that comes with your browser?
According to independent cybersecurity researcher SamJadali, the data has been leaked to a fee-based company called Nacho Analytics, which provides unrestricted access to analytics data from any website.
Later this week, media Ars Technica took the lead in invoking a source from Jardali to report on the matter. Jardali said the data could be purchased for as little as $10 to $50.
Jadaly said, “In the past seven months, the constant flow of these sensitive data has led to the publicization of home and business surveillance videos hosted on (home security camera) Nest and other security monitoring services.”
According to the report, ” tax returns, billing invoices, business documents, and presentation slides that users store or host on Microsoft OneDrive, Intuit.com and other online services have been exposed.”
Data leaked through the browser’s eight extended features, including vehicle identification, the number of recently purchased cars, and the buyer’s name and address.
Patient details, travel itineraries, Facebook Messenger attachments, and Facebook photos, and even private photos are now available on these public services.
The browser’s extensions, also known as browser plug-ins or add-ons, are applications that users can choose to install. Users can install these applications to run with the browser for more features and a better web browsing experience.
These extensions, which expose leaked user privacy data, are applications that millions of people are using, including HoverZoom, SpeakIt!, and FairShare Unlock.
Both Google and Firefox said, “In the consumer’s browser, these extensions have been remotely deleted or disabled and are no longer available for download.”
However, consumers who do not download and install these extensions plugins may also be affected.
The report quoted Jadaly as saying, “No one can survive. Even if you don’t have any of these harmful extension plugins installed, others who interact with you may have such extension plugins installed on their computers, so that you The data shared with them may also be leaked.”?
For example, Nacho Analytics promises to “view anyone’s analytics account” and provide “real-time web analytics” for any website.
The company charges $49 a month and can provide monitoring of any of the 5,000 most popular websites.
Security expert Jardali suggested that in order to prevent the disclosure of personal privacy data, users need to delete all the browser extension plug-ins they have installed in the past.