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Beware, all Windows and Mac devices possibly at risk – dangerous Opera security flaw could have allowed hackers to run any file they want

January 16, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Opera, a popular Chromium-based browser, was found carrying a vulnerability that would allow hackers to install pretty much any file on both Windows and macOS operating systems.

The vulnerability was discovered by cybersecurity researchers from Guardio Labs, who notified the browser’s developers and helped plug the hole.

In its technical writeup, Guardio Labs explained that the flaw stemmed from a feature built into the browser, called My Flow. This is a feature built on a browser extension called Opera Touch Background, which comes preinstalled with the browser and technically can’t be removed.

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