In a weird twist of #TbT, it appears the netizens (people who use the internet) are taken back to the old days of download bombs. And all major mainstream browsers are affected including Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. If you don’t know what download bomb is, consider yourself lucky, but sadly your luck might just have run out.
A download bomb is a sick trick by scammers and shady tech support sites that involves initiating hundreds or sometimes thousands of downloads all at once leading to a browser freezing on a specific web page. The purpose of this trick is to have the user call the Tech Support number displayed on the given specific web page.
Though Google said it had fixed the vulnerability on Chrome, MS Power User claims that with the rollout of the Chrome version 67, the loophole has been again opened. That is to say, not even the world’s most popular browser is safe from the download bomb. So what is safe then?
Believe it or not! It turns out, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer are the safest browsers when it comes to preventing the …read more