Chrome Extensions – AKA Total Absence of Privacy

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Rasheed187, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Rasheed187

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    Looks like Google shut down many of the apps from the Chrome web store. On another note Google added several new employees ;).
     
  3. Rasheed187

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    Well they should have never made it to the store, this is proof that Google should do a better job to make sure that extensions are not malicious. BTW, another thing that I don't understand is why HIPS and AV's are still not able to alert about (or block) extension installation.
     
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    Eagleget: Your thoughts were right then! I remember we talked a bit in a different thread.
    Well I ditched it a while ago, as I moved to FF and Linux.
     
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    Yes, I have quite a lot of experience with all kinds of apps, so I can already smell a fishy app from far away. If I'm correct, I posted my concern about EagleGet installing a driver, normally a DM shouldn't be doing this. I did use Orbit Downloader for years, but I only allowed it to inject code in a separate browser (not the main one) because of the risk involved, and later Orbit did turn into sneaky malware, so my gut feeling was right.
     
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    Odd.
    Browser extensions with no apparent privacy being used in a browser which is often touted as having no privacy.

    Bit of an enigma,would you not agree.?
     
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    Yeah, no Chrome for me.
     
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    Another example of a rogue extension, that was able to make it to the Chrome Store:

    https://kjaer.io/extension-malware/
     
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    I have not kept up with this thread, what's the issue with eagleget?
     
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    If I understood correctly, it installed an extension that are bad for privacy. I'm not sure if it still does.
     
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    Details anyone?
     
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