Tag Archives: extensions

Chrome users have faced 3 security concerns over the past 24 hours

reader comments 29 with 23 posters participating Share this story Users of Google’s Chrome browser have faced three security concerns over the past 24 hours in the form of a malicious extension with more than 2 million users, a just-fixed zero-day, and new information about how malware can abuse Chrome’s sync feature to bypass firewalls.… Read More »

Malicious Chrome and Edge add-ons had a novel way to hide on 3 million devices

reader comments 6 with 5 posters participating Share this story In December, Ars reported that as many as 3 million people had been infected by Chrome and Edge browser extensions that stole personal data and redirected users to ad or phishing sites. Now, the researchers who discovered the scam have revealed the lengths the extension… Read More »

Up to 3 million devices infected by malware-laced Chrome and Edge add-ons

reader comments 33 with 22 posters participating Share this story As many as 3 million people have been infected by Chrome and Edge browser extensions that steal personal data and redirect users to ad or phishing sites, a security firm said on Wednesday. In all, researchers from Prague-based Avast said they found 28 extensions for… Read More »

Abusive add-ons aren’t just a Chrome and Firefox problem. Now it’s Edge’s turn

reader comments 39 with 30 posters participating Share this story For years, Google and Mozilla have battled to keep abusive or outright malicious browser extensions from infiltrating their official repositories. Now, Microsoft is taking up the fight. Over the past several days, people in website forums have complained of the Google searches being redirected to… Read More »

Senator asks DHS if foreign-controlled browser extensions threaten the US

Enlarge / Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Getty Images reader comments 67 with 50 posters participating Share this story A US senator is calling on the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm to assess the threat posed by browser extensions made in countries known to conduct espionage against the US. “I am… Read More »