While many people all over the world use Google Chrome, its widespread use also opens it up to vulnerabilities and cyber attacks.
Heimdal Security recently listed the eight most vulnerable software apps that have been open to attacks. Marketing and communication specialist Andra Zaharia wrote about these apps in a blog post:
Software is imperfect, just like the people who make it.
No matter how much work goes into a new version of software, it will still be fallible.
Cyber criminals are after those exact glitches, the little security holes in the vulnerable software you use that can be exploited for malicious purposes.
For example, you’re probably using add-ons in your browser and think they’re harmless. Except they can be a way for cyber criminals to distribute malware and unwanted applications, or at least monitoring your browsing data. Suffice to say that malware creators are having a field day with this sort of attack pattern!
For more info, examine these two infographics from Heimdal Security: