Detected an extension in Chrome Web Store, active from February, that steals credit cards

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

We have detected an extension for Google Chrome, still active, that steals data from web site forms visited by the victims. This extension, which is still available on Chrome Web Store –the extension market for Chrome– has been active from February 2018. It is hidden within the searches performed on the Web Store, and it can only be accessed through a link that the attackers are spreading by means of JavaScript injection attacks on web sites that make them to be redirected to that extension using that link.

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2019 won’t be the year when quantum computers replace the cryptography that we all use

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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What would happen if a fully error corrected quantum computer of several thousands of logical qubits started working today? Public key infrastructures would fall down. The secrets of the world would be discovered. There would be chaos. How far or close that day is? How would it affect our cryptography? What to do to protect our sensitive information ahead of the forthcoming arrival of quantum computers?