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Experts warn: This Google Chrome update is a trap and hides a hack of your computer

This expert warns about the increase in scams and hacking attempts via your search browser.

If you use Google Chrome, but also Microsoft Edge, you may have or will be exposed to this. à another hacking attempt. Proofpoint, a cybersecurity company, is warning internet users about the surge in search browser scams. Hackers are exploiting a flaw that can affect all computers, the update of update your browser, particularly the best known of them Google Chrome.

How do hackers do it? Experts warn that the scam is based on a well-known but apparently still effective technique, the false request for information. browser day. Under the cover of a pop-up or an alert on your browser, they try to fool you into believing in an update. day needed.

This false update The aim of the program is to secretly install malware and viruses on computers. The best known of these malware is SocGrolish but it often hides behind the download of a simple hidden file. behind the name "Update.js", Update for "update" day" in French. If Anglo-Saxon users were widely targeted, the French are not spared, warns Proofpoint.

Experts warn: this Google Chrome update is a trap and hides a hack from your computer

Example of a (false) update message day aimed at hack you © Proofpoint

Experts are sure, these attacks can be extremely effective by playing on the well-known name of your search browser. They easily make you believe that this little message comes from a trusted source. Everything is done to fool you since the messages go as far as reproduce the small windows that you often see on your browser: advertising message, info alert, system settings message…

Experts warn: this Google Chrome update is a trap and hides a hack from your computer

On Google Chrome, updates Updates are never offered via pop-ups but in the settings at the top. right of your screen via this type of messages. © Google Chrome screen capture

There is a solution to protect yourself from this: vigilance. Above all, remember that search browsers will never ask you to update; update the system via this type of message. On Google Chrome for example, everything happens in your browser settings at the top. RIGHT. A message may even appear: "Put to update." day" often in red, urging you to install it then restart Google Chrome. The upgrade Updating your system remains the best way to protect your computer from the latest attacks.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116