Google Chrome improves the security profile normally associated with browsers, but it also leaves users exposed to one of the largest vulnerabilities: screen-stealing.
Screen-stealing is a real problem and a major objective of spyware and malware developers. It is a great way for criminals to gather information they can use to commit identity fraud, or outright identity theft.
Here's some instances in which you *don't* want criminals stealing shots of your web browser:
- When you're banking
- When you're doing your taxes
- when you're applying for a new license
- When you're paying your bills
- When you're doing email in your browser
- When you're entering account details
- When you're viewing family pictures
- When you're modifying settings
- When you're opening a new account somewhere
The screen-shot above of Google Chrome was lifted right off the desktop, mid-way through a new account sign-up at a major bank. There are literally thousands of examples of malware out there that can do this.
Authentium SafeCentral does not allow screen shots to be captured: SafeCentral prevents screen shots from being used by online criminals and identity thieves. Google Chrome is not able to stop this from happening - nor are IE, Firefox, Safari and Opera. Only SafeCentral has the ability to prevent screen-stealing.
If you need to bank online securely, go over to SafeCentral and download it. It takes about the same amount of time as downloading Chrome, but it is much more secure.