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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 […]

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Up to 10 percent of Google Chrome browser extensions may be up to no good. Of 48,332 Chrome extensions, 130 were found to be seriously malicious, and another 4,712 labeled suspicious, by six computer science experts at the University of Californias Berkeley, Santa Barbara and San Diego campuses. The researchers have also developed Hulk — […]

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A while back Google said that it would stop letting Windows users install Chrome extensions that didnt come directly from the Web Store. The company ended up delaying the plan, but there is no more fighting it. Today users of the stable channel of Chrome on Windows will no longer be able to install extensions […]

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