Google removes malicious browser add-ons from Chrome Web Store after 32 million downloads

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by mood, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Google removes malicious browser add-ons from Chrome Web Store after 32 million downloads
    June 18, 2020
    https://venturebeat.com/2020/06/18/...-chrome-web-store-after-32-million-downloads/
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    Malicious Google Extensions research points out ‘unintended consequence’ of cloud computing
    June 18, 2020
    https://www.scmagazine.com/home/sec...ut-unintended-consequence-of-cloud-computing/
     
  3. Rasheed187

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    This truly is ridiculous, when will browser developers finally step up and tackle this problem? Extensions shouldn't have the ability to perform all of this stuff. o_O
     
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