Google Chrome users should make sure their browser is fully updated after the internet giant released a major security fix.
Last month it was discovered that Google Chrome was vulnerable to a serious phishing scam that targeting Gmail.
Cyber thieves were tricking Gmail and Chrome users into clicking on a fake login that then allowed personal data to be stolen.
The scam was detected by Wordfence, which outlined just how it worked in a blog post on its website.
Victims were targeted via an email to their Gmail account, which may include an attachment or image, and might even come from a contact or company you recognise.
When clicked on, this opens a new tab with a page which closely resembles the real Gmail login page, and asks the user to sign in once more.
However the page is actually a portal for hackers to steal your email address and password information – giving them full access to your account.
The hackers can then spread their virus even further by sending emails to all of your contacts.
And even worse, if you use the same login details for other websites or accounts, the hackers will be able to gain access to these to.
However, it now seems the threat has been fixed by Google in recent update to Chrome.
In a recent post by Wordfence, the company revealed “Chrome has resolved this issue to my satisfaction. Earlier this month they released Chrome 56.0.2924 which changes the location bar behavior.
“If you now view a data URL, the location bar shows a “Not Secure” message which should help users realize that they should not trust forms presented to them via a data URL.
“It will help prevent this specific phishing technique.”
All users of Google Chrome should make sure their browser is up-to-date to stop any similar attacks on their computers.
To check if your browser is the most recent version follow these simple steps.
• On your computer, open Chrome.
• At the top right, tap the three dots and click More .
• Click Update Google Chrome. If you don’t see this button, you’re on the latest version.
• Click Relaunch.
The news comes as another big update for Chrome is being tested.
This latest test version of the popular software is thought to include support for Apple’s clever Touch Bar.
Apple launched its new MacBook Pro late last year with this laptop including the Touch Bar display which runs across the top of the keyboard.
Because the bar is actually a clever Retina display it’s able to change its appearance depending on what applications you’re using on the screen.
However, Google’s Chrome currently doesn’t support the Touch Bar meaning the screen goes blank when using the software.
The update should mean, in the future, MacBook Pro users will get a range of extra features appear in the bar.
Apple’s Safari browser, which already includes Touch Bar support, allows users to get fast access to the web search tool, favourites and the ability to instantly switch between open web pages.
It’s currently unclear when the Chrome update will be available for the Mac Book Pro but, with it already being tested, users could see it arrive soon.