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Malicious Browser Extensions Identified in Google Chrome Web Store

22
Aug
2014

Extensions with suspicious activity as well as downright malicious ones have been discovered in Google Chromes Web Store, posing risks such as code injection in web pages, browsing monitoring or information stealing.

Studying a number of 48,332 Chrome extensions using a specially designed tool called Hulk, security researchers discovered 130 of them to sport malicious activity and 4,172 behaving suspiciously; most of them were spotted in Chrome Web Store.

The authors of the paper pres…

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