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A newly discovered Windows 10 bug can expose the browsing history and banking information of anyone who uses Google

Knowing about a potential bug that can harm a Windows system is not new for users. However, the latest Windows 10 bug is a serious threat to all users, even if their software is up-to-date.

Windows 10 users are being informed to stay alert while downloading any file using the Internet. The new bug is capable of extracting the complete browsing history of the victim. Not only this, but with the help of history, the hackers can even get their hands on any personal information, including details related to credit cards and banks.

So far, the experience with this bug has been found to be frightening. This bug is a modified version of the famous CryptBot. CryptBot is known for its capability to steal information related to browsing, online wallets, crypto wallets, and credit cards as well.

If a bug is able to make its way onto someone’s computer, then the user will witness all the information making its way to the hacker.

Ahn Lab, an anti-virus software company, revealed that the common source for the bug to find its way onto a device is through the search results of frequent items such as downloading free games or software or even movies. What makes CryptBot more terrifying is that it keeps changing itself in order to target a wide range of users.

In addition to this, the malware is also strong enough to get itself data from search engines like Google Chrome.

Old variants of this malware were not able to breach the latest Google Chrome versions. And now, things have changed. The malware has the potential to bypass even the updated Chrome versions and steal information.

AhnLab revealed that malware is usually hidden in the top results. These results are tempting as they offer a "free download" for the respective search. The best way to prevent CryptBot from gaining access is to ignore search results that promote the downloading of free files for either gaming setups or software.

Once the bug has made its way through a website, then all it needs is half an hour to get access to all the personal data of that user.


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