20 Millions Hacked - Are You One of Them?
Are you using Ad Blockers Chrome Extension?
If yes, DESTROY them immediately.
20 Millions Users Hacked
Recently a researcher who work for AdGuard a security firm discovered 5 malicious ad-blocker you can install from the Chrome Web Store.
Here are the culprits:
- AdRemover for Google Chrome
- uBlock Plus
- Adblock Pro
- HD for Youtube
The creators of these malicious extensions copy legitimate Ad Blockers.
They abuse of popular keywords in their names and descriptions to rank on the top spot in the search result.
Once the Copycat has been installed, the problems for you start.
What Are the Risks?
Since Chrome Extensions ask for the permission to access all the web pages you visit, the damages they can inflict to you can be unlimited.
Most of the time they will access all your browsings history, however, they can do whatever please them.
It's like inviting MR. Problem into your house.
What Can You Do?
If you have any of the ad blockers on the list, Delete them immediately, no matter you think it's the original one or not, just kick them out.
Fortunately for you Google has removed the bad seeds from their Chrome Web Store.
Don't install any Ad Blockers extension again.
When you think about it, Ads is not so bad and we will need them for what we're learning and what we will be doing here at WA.
Just for that particular reason this is not a so bad news, finally.
Be careful when you install any Chrome Extension, check carefully who is the creator.
Install Extensions you find useful only, there's no place and time for useless things, even it's FREE, free sometimes means Problem.
I wish you all, the WA Amazing Community a very Good Holiday.
And of course a fantastic Holiday to Kyle, Carson and Jay.
Enjoy the Sun and the Fun.