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Our browsers arent  secure, Never save password in browser

Our browsers arent secure, Never save password in browser

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A new research suggests that the daily use of a Web browser offers criminals a chance to collect your personal information. According to the Exabeam Cyber ​​Intelligence firm, everything from your location, business hours, banks, and passwords is available to criminals.

The research outlines the many ways criminals make to extract the data stored on your browser. Never imagine that your password is safely stored.

To determine what information is stored in a browser, Exabeam visited the most popular web sites based on the Alexa Top 1000 list.

"In addition ... if a user had chosen the browser to store his password, we were able to extract those names and passwords stored for all tested sites," Exabeam said in a blog post.

Means of trade of viruses

Hackers can collect data stored on your browser using a variety of viruses available to them.  Victim of these attacks are opera, firefox, opera, safari, Microsoft Edge users.

Location data

One of the most recent cases of what may be happening is the Strava fitness trainer who unknowingly discovered US military bases and personnel on those grounds, including bases in Afghanistan and Syria, according to reports. to relate to social media accounts, endangering the army - and of course individuals.

"While app information like Strava is very focused, the information stored on your web browser is very wide and can reveal all sorts of things to you, from shopping habits to medical issues and physical locations," he said. Ryan Benson, a senior threat researcher at Exabeam, told Fox News. Benson also points out the search queries you run to the browser that may reveal information such as "what are your problems, what interests you, where you live ... Attackers can then profilize you - where you go, where you work, what interests you and the people you are accompanying with - and can
create an attack on you. " Ways to Protect Yourself. Benson recommends the use of a third party for password storage, which is usually a safer way to store passwords. It also recommends to enable the legalization of many factors. "If you have many defensive factors enabled, even if an attacker has stolen your password, they will still not be able to access your account without having access to your second factor, which is usually much more difficult," he said. Benson .. In the post, Exabeam also provides a graphic showing how to protect yourself. In addition to third-party password managers, you can choose to disable (or not opt ​​in to) auto-fill settings and "save your password". Other strategies include browsing in Incognito Mode, where browsing history is disabled, cookie deactivation, and regular browsing of all (or selected) browsing data.

Company researchers have managed to get home addresses, emails, email titles, downloaded documents and files from users.
The google company has not yet provided any press release while Firefox has said it has been done for the benefit of its users and not to harm them. Worked by Alvi Demircani

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