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Google Chrome Browser Extension is being hacked – Share it now to stop propagation….!!!

Google Chrome Browser Extension is being hacked - Share it now to stop propagation....!!!

Warning ! If you are using Chrome browser extension from the MEGA file storage service, uninstall it right now.


The most popular Mega chrome extension is being hacked by an attacker’s server located at megaopac host in Ukraine and replaced with a bundle of PUP Malware for Stealing your Security Information

Most of us are popular with the chrome browser and it occupies 59% Browser share world wide with complairsion to other browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Opera.Google’s strong marketing strategy for Chrome certainly contributed (and continues to contribute) to the browser’s success. Besides actively stimulating interest in Chrome through marketing, Google’s own credibility and reputation passively attract attention to Chrome. Chrome itself famous for its Simplicity and Technologies. Chrome wants the user to focus on the web content without distraction from the browser’s UI.

But two days ago, on 4th of September an insightful PUP ( Potentially Unwanted Programs) attack happend to the Mega Chrome Extension globally. Basically the Mega Chrome chrome extension (from Mega.nz) supports file hosting and sharing services, which has been compromised by an attacker who uploaded a malicious version of MEGA’s Chrome extension, version 3.39.4, to the Google Chrome web store. This PUP enabled malicious version is capable of stealing users’ credentials for popular websites like Amazon, Microsoft, Github, and Google, as well as private keys for user’s cryptocurrency wallets and other bankers Information.

The official Twitter account of Monero (XMR) also posted a warning about the incident, saying that the malicious MEGA extension also includes functionality to steal Monero cryptocurrency and advising Monero holders to stay away from the extension. This hack was first discovered by SerHack, a security researcher and contributor to the Monero project, who immediately tweeted a warning that the 3.39.4 version of the MEGA Chrome extension was hacked.  Other security researchers quickly jumped into analyzing the extension and reporting their findings.

Although the company has not revealed the number of users affected by the security incident, it is believed that the malicious version of the MEGA Chrome extension may have been installed by tens of millions of users.

The Firefox version of MEGA has not been impacted or tampered with, and users accessing MEGA through its official website (https://mega.nz) without the Chrome extension are also not affected by the breach.


How it Penetrates :

During installation or auto-update, Mega would ask users to allow additional permission that would allow it to steal credentials from sites like Amazon, Github, and Google, along with online wallets such as MyEtherWallet and MyMonero in a freaky way.  If users had accepted the additional permissions or had auto-update enabled the malicious version will get downloaded thus compromising the entire personal information of the users….

Click on the link belowhttps://varindia.com/news/google-chrome-browser-extension-is-being-hacked–share-it-now-to-stop-propagation


Weknow.ac – a new born Browser Hijacker – PUP For MAC Users – with Unbelievable infiltration techniques !!!

Weknow.ac – a new born Browser Hijacker - PUP For MAC Users - with Unbelievable infiltration techniques !!!*** NO PATCH/SOLUTION for MAC…. Mostly Delete Affected Browser completely

What Is WeKnow.ac

If unexpectedly default home page of all of your Browsers like Chrome,Safari and Firefox have been changed to https://www.weknow.ac without your interaction on your MAC, then you must have to confirm that your browser is being hijacked by a fake search engine created by weknow.ac – are a group of israeli Based Developers.This is a program that may be unwanted, despite the possibility that users consented to download it , include spyware, adware, and dialers, and are often downloaded in conjunction with a program that the user wants.Simple it is called a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Generally it hijacks the browser and changes the Home page and a new Tab address. As well as it is capable of showing sponsored links, redirecting all search queries to a new webcrawler. Besides this PUP will cause different downloading activities of Ads in various forms and can also start gathering browsing activities with related data which implements various tracking technologies, such as beacons, tracking cookies, JavaScript, and similar.

Malware Identity :

Name : weknow.ac

Type : Browser Hijacker

Affected Area : Home Page & New Tab

Most Affected Sytstem : MAC With Chrome ( Mostly)

Level : Low for Safari & Firefox, High for Chrome

Information Hijacker : Bookmarks, IP Address (with ISP info) and Different Search Querries.

Spreads By : Bundles & Malicious Links

Deletion Process : Not yet confirmed…..

The specific issue is, Unlike most other browser hijackers, this one only affects Mac OS users mostly and yet now Apple do not have any security patch for the same. Though it does not mean that developers will not create a version compatible with Windows-based systems. Browser-hijacking applications such as weknow.ac come with the bundled software, injected from various visited websites, or sometimes can be downloaded from the official page. However, software bundling is the most prominent PUP distribution method….

Learn more: https://varindia.com/news/weknowac–a-new-born-browser-hijacker–pup-for-mac-users–with-unbelievable-infiltration-techniques-

Google fined a record $5 billion by EU

Google fined a record $5 billion by EUEuropean Union regulators have awarded a fine over android antitrust case in favour of Google with a record of $5.06 billion for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, and ordered changes to its business that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones.

As Android is an open-source and free operating system, device manufacturers still have to obtain a license, with certain conditions, from Google to integrate its Play Store service within their smartphones.

The European Commission levied the fine Wednesday, saying that Google has broken the law by forcing Android smartphone manufacturers to pre-install its own mobile apps and services, like Google Search, Chrome, YouTube, and Gmail, as a condition for licensing. Secondly, Google’s app and services an unfair preference over other rival services, preventing rivals from innovating and competing, which is “illegal under EU antitrust rules.”….Read More

Delhi HC notice to Google, FB, Twitter

Delhi HC notice to Google, FB, TwitterA big question is about, who is the owner of Internet and the answer is no one unfortunately and secondly if you think of the Internet as a unified, single entity, then no one owns it. There are organizations that determine the Internet’s structure and how it works, but they don’t have any ownership over the Internet itself. No government can lay claim to owning the Internet, nor can any company but there are many hundreds of root servers at over 130 physical locations in many different countries. There are twelve organisations responsible for the overall coordination of the management of these servers.

The recent news on revealing the identity of Kathua minor rape victim,where India has been branded, the Delhi High Court has issue notice to Internet giants Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Bing by taking a strong on it. Says, you have done a great disservice to the nation. It is an injustice to the nation and to the victim’s family. This kind of publication is not permissible,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Hari Shankar was quoted…..Read More



Technology is Transforming from GPS to VPS

Technology is Transforming from GPS to VPSWith the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is become the stressed topic with in the technology companies such as Google, Apple, IBM and others ,there is radical amount of transformation ,which we could find in the works is a “For You” tab that will show nearby points of interest, with a “Your Match” feature attempting to custom-tailor recommendations. Now Google maps to get augmented reality(AR), with VPS (Visual Positioning System).

With AR on, a future version of the Maps app will merge its traditional interface with a live camera view. When doing navigation, superimposed arrows will appear at each turn, making it harder to misinterpret directions. The company is even experimenting with inserting animated characters such as a fox, which would remove any doubt and make the app more entertaining.

VPS is a related feature, combining the live camera view with Google’s data trove to get a better sense of position than possible with just GPS. The technology could be especially useful in dense urban areas where GPS is often blocked by skyscrapers.

Google VP Aparna Chennapragada didn’t say when these features might come to Maps, or if they’ll be available on iOS as well as Android….Read More



Strengthening the AMP ecosystem

Strengthening the AMP ecosystemAccelerated Mobile Page ( AMP) is a project from Google and Twitter designed to make really fast mobile pages. At its essence, it’s basically a stripped-down form of HTML, a diet HTML if you will. fundamentally, it’s an HTML page designed to be super lightweight and critically designs really fast loading. So Google, Twitter, a bunch of other companies have rolled this out — kind of in response to projects like the Facebook Instant Articles project from Facebook and Apple News and so forth. This is designed to be the open response. So it’s open source, and there are all kinds of elements of openness to the project.

Everyone knows that Google is a giving high priority for Mobile-friendly pages. While everyone was busy in making mobile friendly pages, Google comes up with the great open source initiative called Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). There are two benefits behind this important initiative is Quick Read Carousel showing up in search engine results and higher ranking factor. Browsing on mobile while moving will mean that your internet speed will be not always fast. So it’s the best option optimize the mobile browsing experience of for all users. AMP pages load 4x times faster and use 8x fewer data when compared to regular web pages.

A strong network of AMP contributors and collaborators has been critical to achieving the project’s mission of building a user-first web. At Google’s I/O developer conference this week, members of the AMP team are sharing recent ways the AMP community has come together to improve key elements of the AMP ecosystem…..Read More



Google helps GVSCCL to provide education to Visakhapatnam school

Google helps GVSCCL to provide education to Visakhapatnam schoolGreater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL) has announced a three-year partnership with IL&FS Education and Technology Services to provide holistic education solutions including hardware, software, training and certification to schools in the city of Visakhapatnam. To start with, 31 schools are being enabled with this solution. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the India Foundation Day for Smart Cities Mission held in Visakhapatnam.

Google’s education offering enables students to learn using open web technologies including apps and interactive content. The future classroom lab setup blends the needs of a digital classroom through the use of K-Yan, an integrated computer projector and personalized learning through the use of Chromebooks for each student. Under the partnership, the schools will be provided Chromebooks with GSuite for Education. The content on the Chromebooks will be available in both English and Telugu. The devices come with Chrome Management Console(CMC) for managed and secure learning experiences for students, when accessing the internet and professional development for teachers. The partnership includes skills training for teachers to enable them to effectively enhance the classroom experience. Finally, teachers will be certified on two educator level certifications to introduce edtech led teaching-learning in classrooms….Read More : http://www.varindia.com/news/google-helps-gvsccl-to-provide-education-to-visakhapatnam-school