Millions of home Wi-Fi networks could be easily hacked, even when the network is protected by a strong password, thanks to a flaw in Chrome-based browsers.
Researchers at cybersecurity and penetration testing consultancy SureCloud have uncovered a weakness in the way Google Chrome and Opera browsers, among others, handle saved passwords and how those saved passwords are used to interact with home Wi-Fi routers over unencrypted connections.
Details may be found in an article by Ian Barker in the BetaNews web site at: http://bit.ly/2ClLEGv.
1. This is a bit disappointing as Google Chrome has usually enjoyed a good reputation for security. However, a newer browser, called Brave, appears to be more secure. It has an excellent reputation. Brave also protects against some of the privacy-invasive products that are all over the World Wide Web. If you would like to read more about the Brave secure web browser, go to https://brave.com/.
2. The article clearly states, “with home Wi-Fi routers over unencrypted connections.” Why is anyone in this day and age using unencrypted connections? Get a VPN! Problems like this will disappear if you are using a VPN. See https://privacyblog.com/category/vpn-virtual-private-networking/ for past articles here about VPNs.