Google Chrome pretends to be Safari to outfox Hotmail

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The Google Chrome web browser has been updated to fix a “high severity” security vulnerability that could be exploited by data thieves.

Version 1.0.154.46 of Chrome fixes a few security issues – including one involving the Adobe Reader plug-in that could allow a maliciously-crafted PDF file to run scripts on websites, and another which allowed malicious website script to read sensitive information (which could assist identity theft) from another frame.

So far, so normal. An important update and you should apply it. Hopefully if you’re clued-up about computer security you’re ensuring that you are keeping yourself informed of all the latest patches and fixes to your favourite applications and plug-ins. With web browsers it’s particularly important, of course, as so much malware today arrives via the web.

But what was…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.