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March 12, 2019, 04:00:38 AM
Last edit: March 12, 2019, 04:42:10 AM by whotookmycrypto
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Haven't seen this posted here but it sounds serious.

According to the article, "we are talking about a full exploitation that escapes the sandbox and leads to remote code execution". This means that it allows the attacker to access someone else's computing device and make changes, no matter where the device is geographically located.

How to update google chrome? See this article.

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March 12, 2019, 09:19:03 AM
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Although the exploit was really detected and resolved over a week ago (see Disclosing vulnerabilities to protect users across platforms), and chrome’s auto-update should have dealt with it, not everybody has the auto-update settings active.

Although the official above link does not reference it, various alternative articles on the topic indicate that the browser needs to be restarted in order for the fix to be effective. The update should be in place if your chrome version is 72.0.3626.121 or above.

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March 12, 2019, 10:07:08 AM
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Updating software is always a good security practice.

One more important thing is to use a non administrator account for daily use. So these attacks cannot do much

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March 12, 2019, 11:17:01 AM
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Strangely my client was already updated before I even checked. When was the last stable release rolled out?

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March 12, 2019, 11:19:08 AM
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I use Google Chrome only in time when Ledger Nano S was using them for their apps, but for me personally much better browser is Mozilla Firefox, Opera or recently Brave. Every browser should have automatic notification about updates, and I know Firefox have such features so I never miss any update. What is even stranger that Chrome is not have automatic restart after update, this should be something that happens automatically, and Firefox is doing that every time after update, without user intervention.

My advice is that after browser is started always check manually for update, in Firefox that option is under Help tab / About Firefox.

I am not sure whether other browsers based on Chrome/Chromium core engine are also affected with this critical vulnerability, so no matter which browser you are using make update to be safe.

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March 12, 2019, 12:37:20 PM
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Strangely my client was already updated before I even checked. When was the last stable release rolled out?

It's due to auto update or maybe you already installed the latest version. See dmr post above, the issue was made public last week and fixed.

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March 12, 2019, 01:14:04 PM
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Tor and Brave browsers are my choice.
I don't like Google Chrome due to their bad history on security.
Serious issues rarely happen, but when it happen, it is certainly very serious.
I meant the significance of issues when it occur
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March 12, 2019, 01:31:21 PM
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It's due to auto update or maybe you already installed the latest version. See dmr post above, the issue was made public last week and fixed.

I did, but that was weeks ago. Still, I'm thankful for it.

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March 12, 2019, 06:31:14 PM
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It should be on a weekly basis as long as there is a new update we are advice to update our browsers always in other to keep up to date with the security and other user interface features on the browser, I have been using Google crome for quite some time now and my crome get automatic update any time an update is ready from the developer's.

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March 12, 2019, 08:34:43 PM
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I don't like Google Chrome due to their bad history on security.
I don't like Chrome because of privacy.

Google tracks everything you do online, if you let them. Ads, Google Analytics, APIs, cookies, etc. You don't even have to use any Google products or services and they are tracking you. If you have any Google accounts, then all this data is logged against your identity. Any Google searches, emails, documents, locations, directions, shopping, translation, etc, etc, etc. It is all used to build up a profile of you, which is then shared and sold to anyone and everyone. Using Chrome just makes it even easier for them. Everything you do is tracked, even down to what you type in to the URL bar. Google and Chrome are privacy nightmares.

At the very least switch to Firefox.

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March 13, 2019, 02:11:43 AM
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I don't like Chrome because of privacy.

Google tracks everything you do online, if you let them. Ads, Google Analytics, APIs, cookies, etc. You don't even have to use any Google products or services and they are tracking you. If you have any Google accounts, then all this data is logged against your identity. Any Google searches, emails, documents, locations, directions, shopping, translation, etc, etc, etc. It is all used to build up a profile of you, which is then shared and sold to anyone and everyone. Using Chrome just makes it even easier for them. Everything you do is tracked, even down to what you type in to the URL bar. Google and Chrome are privacy nightmares.

At the very least switch to Firefox.

Have to agree. Don't like google in general. For those looking to move away from google services, this is a good guide.

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March 13, 2019, 04:57:19 AM
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Haven't seen this posted here but it sounds serious.
According to the article, "we are talking about a full exploitation that escapes the sandbox and leads to remote code execution".

This sounds VERY serious. Already switched from chrome when they announced that they will block all ad-blockers.
Bad move from their part, this is very critical bug that can let you lost your crypto, update/change browser at once.

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March 13, 2019, 05:38:17 AM
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If you like Chrome, you would like Brave, too. And it has all the privacy features you may want + Chrome plugins compatibility. Upgrade is a good time for a change :-)

Additional you support your favourite websites with automatic BAT donations (you get a couple of BATs for free every month which you can donate).
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March 13, 2019, 06:00:30 AM
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this is a good guide.
That is a good resource, which I hadn't seen before. Thanks for sharing.

I would, however, be very cautious with their suggestion of switching to iOS. While Apple might be marginally better than Google in terms of privacy, they are still awful on the grand scale of things. For example, in addition to the usual web tracking, it also emerged a few years ago that Apple tracks iPhone users' location in real time, and has the right as per their Terms of Service to sell that data to third parties.

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March 13, 2019, 11:02:15 AM
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Sorry for off-topic reply:
Is there anyone having a problem with the sudden shutdown of the Chrome browser after the update? The problem is automatically and randomly closed for no reason. I have updated Chrome version and made sure there are no viruses in my device.

If you like Chrome, you would like Brave, too. And it has all the privacy features you may want + Chrome plugins compatibility. An upgrade is a good time for a change :-)
I do not like Firefox as an alternative to Chrome but maybe give Brave browser a change, it's the first time I try it.

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March 13, 2019, 11:19:02 AM
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Sorry for off-topic reply:
Is there anyone having a problem with the sudden shutdown of the Chrome browser after the update? The problem is automatically and randomly closed for no reason. I have updated Chrome version and made sure there are no viruses in my device.


None so far. Unless a patch rolls out, better make sure "Keep tabs after Chrome closes" is checked

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March 13, 2019, 12:53:31 PM
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What is even stranger that Chrome is not have automatic restart after update, this should be something that happens automatically, and Firefox is doing that every time after update, without user intervention.
I check updates for my browsers manually several times per week. They are updated automatically also but I have never noticed either Chrome or Firefox restart manually after downloading an update. That would be bad if your browser just closes while you are in the middle of work. Following a manual update both browsers have a button to click on to restart it.

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March 13, 2019, 01:42:22 PM
Last edit: March 17, 2019, 10:10:01 AM by whotookmycrypto
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That is a good resource, which I hadn't seen before. Thanks for sharing.

I would, however, be very cautious with their suggestion of switching to iOS. While Apple might be marginally better than Google in terms of privacy, they are still awful on the grand scale of things. For example, in addition to the usual web tracking, it also emerged a few years ago that Apple tracks iPhone users' location in real time, and has the right as per their Terms of Service to sell that data to third parties.

Fully agree with this. For those interested in how Apple doesn't give a rat's rear about your privacy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shxTTon5lfs

Also, as a side note. Google started off with the "don't be evil" slogan... It dropped it and has since begun engaged in manipulating search engine results. A good video on this is below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrsCEbi5N7Y

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March 13, 2019, 03:29:41 PM
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Haven't seen this posted here but it sounds serious.

According to the article, "we are talking about a full exploitation that escapes the sandbox and leads to remote code execution". This means that it allows the attacker to access someone else's computing device and make changes, no matter where the device is geographically located.

How to update google chrome? See this article.

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I did it. I can not do without it.
It's good for translation and browsing.
 It is safe for me.
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March 13, 2019, 06:11:09 PM
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Re-posting because seems like the Beginners and help section is moderated by retards.
My post:
"Never hear about that exploit but at least the information is useful.
Thanks"
Were found for some reason as "spam" to be removed.
Dear mods, its not a spam when you share your thankful to someone saved your ass.
I didn't violate any forum rules, and if you consider newbie posting a thankful comment in someone's helpful topic as spam, go retire.
Thanks.
Maybe it's spam, maybe it's not. But imagine if everybody came to that thread saying "thanks! never heard of it"; It's basically and useless comment. It's almost the same as the crap users in the Bounty board posting "good project" all day. People are sick of those.

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