The application for managing WinRAR compressed files has a vulnerability that can put all your data at risk.
WinRAR is one of the best-known programs when it comes to managing compressed files. It is not the only tool to manage this type of files, but it has a free version that allows you to use this manager in a limited way and is available for Windows in 32 and 64-bit formats.
However, even though it is one of the most used programs, it is not safe from cybercriminals. The National Cybersecurity Institute has published a critically important notice in which we strongly recommend updating the application to protect the user’s computer and data from the hands of criminals.
It is because a serious vulnerability has been detected in the software that could affect many users and cause their data to be exposed. Furthermore, you can take advantage of users in a totally invisible way, so anyone can fall into this malware without even realizing it.
The INCIBE website has published a notice of the utmost importance on the scale of the organization in which it recommends users update the WinRAR app. This is because Group-IB has discovered a 0-day vulnerability that cybercriminals may have been using since April.
This would have allowed cybercriminals to execute malicious code to appropriate the financial data of their victims. The method of doing this was to cause users to click on elements that seemed harmless, such as photos, texts or even PDF files within the files.
Many of the affected users suffered breaches in their cryptocurrency wallet accounts. It is a bug that is present in all versions of the application prior to 6.23. If you do not know which version is installed on your computer, It is always best to download the latest one, to prevent.
Carry out this update is extremely easy, since you only have to go to the company’s website and click on downloads. Once here, you must select the version of the operating system for which you want to download, and once this is completed, reinstall the program.