Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome

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Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome

Post by intense » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:56 am


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Post by Lanik » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:12 pm

You mean people fall for this crap still? :mrgreen:
"If it ain't broke don't fix it."

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Post by intense » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:03 pm

oh, you can be sure ;-) but the scary thing is "they" found a trick/exploit in chrome

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Post by Lanik » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:07 pm

Yeah hanging the browser is bad no matter how you look at it.
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Post by -Mark- » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:57 pm

Patched in Chrome today.

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Post by gotitbro » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:53 am

Like the vibrating ads on mobiles. Why was that API even allowed? The only use I ever encountered was by the malicious ads.
Update (2) (2018-02-07): Firefox and Brave seem to be affected by this bug as well (both vendors were informed).
Firefox and Brave are affected as well according to their update. Might want to change the title @intense.
Lanik wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:12 pm
You mean people fall for this crap still? :mrgreen:
I guess it makes sense with low awareness still about these scams especially if you completely freeze the browser and jam the PC.

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Post by notriddle » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:33 pm

gotitbro wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:53 am
Like the vibrating ads on mobiles. Why was that API even allowed? The only use I ever encountered was by the malicious ads.
I think it's mostly for games.

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