Even if you have recently reset your Google account password, you may still be a victim of this attack. Hackers can access your account using third-party cookies saved with your old password.
There is a need to always remain alert to avoid the vicious tricks of hackers. Recently a report has revealed that hackers have discovered a new method by which they can access Google accounts even without a password. Even if you have recently reset your Google account password, you may still be a victim of this attack. Hackers can access your account using third-party cookies saved with your old password.
The security firm discovered a new flaw
Security firm CloudSEK has discovered a new flaw that exists in third-party cookies. By using this flaw, hackers can easily access any Google account. This flaw was first discovered by a hacker in October last year. The hacker had shared information about this flaw on a Telegram channel. Third-party cookies are small text files that websites save on your browser.
They help websites remember what you have done before. Hackers can use this flaw to hijack third-party cookies on your browser when you visit any website. If you have logged in to your Google account on that website, hackers can access your account.
In a report, Google said that it is working to upgrade the security of its Chrome browser. This step is being taken to protect users from malware. Google said that it keeps upgrading its service from time to time so that users do not suffer any harm from malware. The company said that it is developing new technologies to protect against malware.
what to do to avoid
To keep your computer safe, you should scan it from time to time. To do this, you can use an antivirus or anti-malware software. If the scan finds any malware, remove it immediately.
How to turn on Enhanced Safe Browsing for Google Account
1. Log in to your Google account.
2. Click “Security” in the sidebar.
3. Click on ‘Enhanced Safe Browsing’.
4. Click “Switch On”.