Google Chrome blocks port 10080 to stop NAT Slipstreaming attacks

Google Chrome is now blocking HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP access to TCP port 10080 to prevent the ports from being abused in NAT Slipstreaming 2.0 attacks.

Last year, security researcher Samy Kamkar disclosed a new version of the NAT Slipstreaming vulnerability that allows scripts on malicious websites to bypass visitors’ NAT firewall and gain access to any TCP/UDP port on the visitor’s internal network.

Using these vulnerabilities, threat actors can perform a wide range of attacks, including modifying router configurations and gaining access to private network services.

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Source: Bleeping Computer