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Hackers modify Chrome And Firefox to track secure web traffic

There is a reason why companies like Google are trying to push for more websites to use HTTPS is because it helps to secure your web traffic. It helps to prevent attackers from interfering with the data transferred between the website and your browser. Unfortunately, a report from Kaspersky has revealed that Russian hackers might have found a way to track secure web traffic.Advertising

How this works is that these hackers patch locally installed web browsers like Chrome and Firefox, which in turn modifies how the browser runs. This means that through these modifications, even with the use of HTTPS, it will “fingerprint” the victim, which in turn will allow them to track users across websites…

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