Up until now Google Crome has been the safest browser to use. It has been one of the fastest browsers as well, but now a new flaw has been discovered by a Chinese researcher, Guang Gong.
It took Guang Gong about 3 months to figure out, and fortunately he has not shared his knowledge with anyone yet.
Just by the use of a simple game app Guang Gong was forcing a mobile phone to call out to a special server. This special server would then load up a webpage containing malicious code using Crome.
This is quit scary, but fortunately there are some things you can do to prevent this from happening. These hints are from FoxNews.com:
- Switch your mobile browser to Firefox on Android and Apple, or go back to Safari on Apple.
- Be careful when clicking on links you get in email or text messages. Only click if you know where it’s going and you trust the person who sent it.
- Get a security app that warns you about phishing links and malicious app downloads.