Academic experts from a U.S. university designed a new type of cyberattack dubbed Gummy Browsers. Its main characteristics include the capturing of fingerprints and also tricking the browser.
Gummy Browsers Attack: How It Might Unfold
According to BleepingComputer, the method of the Gummy Browsers attack follows a pattern where a victim is determined to access a malicious website, so this would be the moment when hackers could get their fingerprints. Having this, cybercriminals can go to a target platform in order to perform identity spoofing.
Experts generated by means of already existing scripts or customs ones a user fingerprint. Then they developed 3 methods to get the user spoofed on different websites.
Method 1 – Injecting script
Method 2 – Tool debugging and setting of the browser
Method 3 – The altering of the script
The properties of the browser can be