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Chrome sync tabs - be careful if you choose to use it

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#1 cnm


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:10 PM

When syncing sinks your browser

Google Chrome's most recent version (v19) introduced a "tab sync" feature. When inspecting this feature from a security perspective we realized that a new type of threat can allow a hacker to comfortably "leap" from a compromised home computer to a work computer. We name this kind of threat BYOB for "Bring Your Own Browser." Today, mobile devices mix work data and personal end points and the BYOB does exactly the same thing only it's more elusive as there's no physical device involved.....
...When you signing[sic] into chrome, what gets synced? By default, everything:...

So think hard before you choose to 'sign in to Chrome'. Read about it: https://www.google.c...re/sign-in.html
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