Browser Extensions: Are They Worth the Risk?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. ronjor

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    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/browser-extensions-are-they-worth-the-risk/
     
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    Yes, it's a worrying trend. The question is what are browser developers going to do about this. Extensions should not be able to freely access all browser memory and files, plus extensions should be signed with digital certificates.
     
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    There was an extension, which evaluated privacy risks, including permissions, it was called policy or something, I can not find it. Firefox has "Project Insight".

    I do not worry much about security risks, since my browser Yandex uses Protected Mode, which disables all extensions (except trusted) on secure webpages like paypal.
    But there are some extensions, which are sneaky, but it can not be helped, like I use an extension for search, it requires an access to history, for no apparent reason. :cautious:
     

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