Beware Comodo Users!
First of all, make sure whether your default browser had been changed to “Chromodo” — a free browser offered by Comodo Antivirus.
If your head node is “Yes,” then you could be at risk!
Chromodo browser, which is supplied along with the installation of Comodo Anti-Virus Software and marketed as ‘Private Internet Browser’ for better security and privacy, automatically overrides system settings to set itself as your ‘Default Browser.’
And secondly, the main security concern about Comodo Antivirus is that the Chromodo browser has ‘Same Origin Policy’ (SOP) disabled by default.
Google’s security researcher Tavis Ormandy
, recently shouted
at Comodo for disabling SOP by default in its browser settings that violates one of the strongest browser security policy.
Ormandy notes that “all shortcuts are replaced with Chromodo links and all settings, cookies, etc are imported from Chrome. They also hijack DNS settings, among other shady practices.”
Moreover, this is a total unethical movement to change default browser settings without users’ knowledge.
Same Origin Policy (SOP) is one of the browser security policies that permits scripts running in a web browser to only make requests to pages on the same domain.
If enabled, Same Origin Policy will prevent malicious scripts on one page from obtaining access to sensitive data on another web page.
What If, Same Origin Policy is Disabled
To understand this, assume you are logged into Facebook and somehow visits a malicious website in another tab.
With SOP disabled, various malicious script files on that website could take over the control of your Facebook profile, allowing malicious actors to compromise your account with access to your private messages, post status updates, etc.
The same thing Comodo is doing with its users, by default disabling SOP in Chromodo that could allow attackers to:
- Steal session authentication cookies.
- Perform malicious actions through script code.
- Even Replace trusted websites with attacker-created HTML design.
Source: Comodo’s so-called ‘Secure Internet Browser’ Comes with Disabled Security Features