by Amir Khashayar Mohammadi
Nearly every web browser comes equipped with a built-in password manager. Combined with all its other inherent vulnerabilities, this makes the local browser an even more attractive target for automated attacks. The bad guys would love to gain access to the container that keeps track of the keys to your online bank. Given the browser’s weak security underpinnings, how hard could it be?
Not too hard. This was confirmed, once again, by news that broke earlier this week. A new piece of malware, dubbed "Olympic Destroyer" by security firm Talos, does just that. Its purpose was to target a network of non-critical systems at this year's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Cybersecurity researchers pointed out that Olympic Destroyer was designed to take computers offline by erasing critical system files. But that was not the whole story. Olympic Destroyer also features two critical methods of stealing credentials.
One technique targets those credentials stored in the