08 Mar Research Says Chrome, Firefox Stored Info Puts User at Privacy Risk
A new study conducted by researchers from Exabeam found that browsers such as Chrome and Firefox can collect a significant amount of visitor information which can be taken advantage of by cybercriminals.
The researchers tested both browsers by visiting websites on the Alexa Top 1000 list. While Firefox retained basic information such as device type and geolocation, Chrome collected more detailed information including location data, passwords, email address, URLs, which can easily be extracted.
The researchers also noted that the ‘Olympic Destroyer’ malware used to by hackers to disrupt the Pyeongchang Olympic Games took advantage of user credentials saved in the browser.