Fatal computer “bomb” back


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Experts in the field of cybersecurity has found that in update Google Chrome returned a technical error that allows hackers to intimidate the victim by using a “boot bomb”. It is reported BleepingComputer.

Method of attack a “boot bomb” (or download mine) allows you to launch the web page hundreds or thousands of downloads, which block the browser. In just a few seconds, the CPU gets full load and the computer hangs.

Scammers often use this trick on your phishing sites, putting on the cover page of fake technical support or offer to pay for the unlock.

Previously, developers of Google Chrome fixed the vulnerability that allowed similar attacks. As confirmed by users in the current update this problem was again seen. Security expert Jerome Segura of Malwarebytes (Jerome Segura), who conducted an extensive study of this method of cyber attacks, said that the problem of “boot bomb” can refer not only Google Chrome but also Firefox.

Previously, users from around the world have noticed their computers neudalimye program. Unknown hackers have forged universal free player and gave infected for the original.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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