RedLine Malware alert! Your accounts and passwords saved on Chrome or Edge might be hacked. Know how to check

Saved password

Hackers can steal your Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge login password through malware, experts say. Saving the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge login password  in these internet browsers is a pretty common practice. 

Most of us save passwords in Chrome or Edge for convenient logging in next time. 

They are generally considered to be quite safe as they are stored in our Google account. This feature is designed to avoid the hassle of remembering login credentials for every site you use. 

However, some IT researchers warn internet users, especially employees who work from home, of the risk of  their Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge password being hacked. 

Users have been cautioned  against using such features in any internet browser after a recent security breach that compromised a company. According to the security expert AhnLab, an employee working remotely  fell victim to VPN access to his company network. So who is the culprit?

How RedLine Stealers stole login details and passwords

The employees of this company did their work on a device shared with other people they lived with. Little did you know you were  infected with  malware called the Redline Stealer that steals information. 

The malware  steals sensitive account  and password information from various websites, including information required to access the company’s VPN. Hackers then used the data to  spy on  private business data. 

The scary part is that this malware can get inside the computer or laptop even if you have antivirus software installed Speaking of malware, AhnLab said that while the  credentials stored in browsers are very handy, there is a risk that the credentials of the Counting when malware is present. 

Redline Stealer is reasonably priced and can be purchased in shady areas of the internet for only $ 150. 

This means that it is difficult to assign the incident  to a specific group. It first appeared  on the Russian Dark Web in March 2020 when the id19 Cov pandemic began to spread, and it works by targeting the database file that stores account and password information.

How to avoid Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge malware attack

What regular users can do is  use programs from  clean and clear official sources, not some seedy vendors on the internet. 

In fact, there were many apps  on the Play Store that had malware hidden in them. Hence, users should be extra careful and do a background scan of those applications or files  they are trying to download. If there is a question, avoid it. 

The Metro news portal  reported that the malware was spread across a number of. It spreads methods including phishing emails, misuse of Google ads, and camouflage as a photo-editing program.

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