WHAT IS BROWSER HIJACKING
AND HOW TO STOP IT?
Many of the main security problems that affect our devices
come through the browser. After all, it is one of the main
software-level tools that we use to connect to the network. We
can visit many websites, make use of extensions and add-
ons, enter platforms. Not everything is safe and that is
something we must take into account. In this article we will
explain how they can hijack our browser and what we can do
to avoid it. It is one of the most dangerous problems we face.
How They Can Hijack The Browser?
This is something that can affect any browser that we are
using. We already know that there are many options available
to us, many varieties available for all types of devices and
operating systems. However, in all cases, security problems
may arise that affect us.
By hijacking the browser we mean achieving control of it. To
be able to access the information we store (user names,
passwords, browsing history), as well as modify connections,
change the home page, and control the installed extensions.
In short, have control over the browser to be able to carry out
attacks such information theft.
We can recognize that our browser has been hijacked through
changes in the design, such as seeing that additional bars
have been added, the default search engine has been
changed, we have extensions installed that we do not know,
Now, how does this happen? The truth is that there is no
single reason, but there are different types of attacks,
vulnerabilities and threats that can end in the hijacking of the
One of the causes of browser hijacking is the use of
fraudulent add - ons. We already know that we have a large
number of extensions at our disposal. Many types of
accessories that can help us in our day to day and that are
Now, it must be borne in mind that not all extensions are
going to be secure. We can come across add-ons designed in
a malicious way and that can compromise our system.