Researcher Finds Method to Bypass Google Password Alert

May 4, 2015


A researcher has developed a method–actually two methods–for defeating the new Chrome Alert extension that released earlier this week.

The Password Alert extension is designed to warn users when they’re about to enter their Google passwords into a fraudulent site. The extension is meant as a defense against phishing attacks, which remain a serious threat to consumers despite more than a decade of research and warnings about the way the attacks work.

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