Google Crome is no longer as safe as it used to be

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.

When the Chrome browser visited the webpage, a flaw in the JavaScript system let the page download another app that took over the Android gadget completely.

This is quit scary, but fortunately there are some things you can do to prevent this from happening. These hints are from

  • 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.