Adware Vendors Buy Chrome Extensions--Send Ad/Malware Updates

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by PastTense, Jan 19, 2014.

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  1. PastTense

    PastTense Registered Member

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    "Ownership of a Chrome extension can be transferred to another party, and users are never informed when an ownership change happens. Malware and adware vendors have caught wind of this and have started showing up at the doors of extension authors, looking to buy their extensions. Once the deal is done and the ownership of the extension is transferred, the new owners can issue an ad-filled update over Chrome's update service, which sends the adware out to every user of that extension."
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...me-extensions-to-send-adware-filled-updates/?

    This is very difficult to diagnose.

    And Google is doing nothing about this.
     
  2. siljaline

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