Do you have a malicious extension?

Wednesday 15th April 2015 at 12:46pm by Bradley De-Lar

Sometimes you find that your web browser just doesn’t have that certain feature that you want, whether that be integration with your favourite social network or something to block annoying ads. Extensions and plugins have come to the rescue, but are the extensions or plugins you have installing from a trusted source?

The extension market is open for any developer to upload something new and most of the time they’re harmless and perform as intended but sometimes they contain malicious bits of code that could be stealing your information and the worst bit is that you may not even know because the extension is performing exactly how you expect it to. Recently Google’s security experts analysed their online catalogue of extensions and found 200 that contained something malicious or untoward, one particular extension had been downloaded about 1.2 million times and over all the 200 extensions had been downloaded about 14 million times.

The best thing to do when searching for a new plugin or extension would be to filter the results by their user rating, if more people have given it a high rating that would suggest that it’s a trustworthy extension.


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