Google Chrome Malware Leads to Sketchy Facebook Likes

  • 0 Replies

Offline Bugbatter

  • Microsoft® MVP
  • Administrator
  • Diamond Member
  • 10625
Google Chrome Malware Leads to Sketchy Facebook Likes
« on: July 19, 2016, 02:33:14 PM »
Ever wonder how your mild-mannered friend’s Facebook feed suddenly got packed with lewd clickbait? That’s the question Maxime Kjaer was determined to answer when he noticed a friend’s Facebook feed peppered with Likes for sketchy link bait such as “Basic Kissing Tips”. “Intrigued, I decided to go down the rabbit hole and see what this was all about,” wrote Kjaer, a 19-year-old computer science student at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland, in a blog post Monday.
What he found was what he called a “glaring security hole” in the Google Chrome Webstore that allowed malware authors to infect Chrome browsers via a bogus age verification extension.

See more at:

Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2006-2016
Microsoft Windows Insider MVP 2016-