Google Chrome (Photo: ShutterStock)
The cyber company Imperva (imperva) revealed a security weakness in Google's Chrome web browser, and in browsers based on the Chromium engine (including Microsoft's Edge), affecting over 2.5 billion users worldwide.
The weakness gives hacker groups an easy entry window into the computers of private users and organizations, to leak personal information and steal sensitive files.
The discovered weakness is manifested when a user sends a file through the browser to an impersonating website.
Most of the time the user is not aware of the content inside the file he sent, which contains hidden references to sensitive content on the personal computer.
It is important to note that after the security weakness was revealed, a request was made to Google and after a short time the problem was fully resolved.
Meaning: update the browser to the latest version
The discovered weakness is manifested when a user sends a file through the browser to an impersonating website (Photo: AP)
So how can you actually defend yourself?
Since the vulnerability is found in a wide number of browsers, its correction should be done by updating the web browser.
It is important to always keep the browser updated in order to maintain maximum protection against such and other security weaknesses, as well as to ensure that personal information remains secure.
Ron Massas, researcher of security weaknesses at Imperva: "This security weakness is another means that joins the capabilities of hacker groups these days, when the number of attacks against individuals and organizations increases every year. We want to thank Google for its response to the issue and for its cooperation, with the aim of becoming Chrome is a safer and more secure browser for all users."
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