Google's Chrome Web Store lists malicious Chrome apps ahead of legit extensions

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Krusty, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3027...us-chrome-apps-ahead-of-legit-extensions.html
     
  2. Jarmo P

    Jarmo P Registered Member

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    I installed uBlock Origin today on my father's computer and surely noticed an app with the same name listed before. Glad i noticed the difference in icon and the developer. And no it was not that other uBlock extension, but some app.
     
  3. Minimalist

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    I had the same experience yesterday. It looks like after all Google doesn't want legit adblockers to get installed.
     
  4. Rasheed187

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    Yes, this is really ridiculous, shame on Google. Malicious extensions should be a thing of the past.
     
  5. aigle

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    Seems there store is a mess. They must clean it and check every app/ extension manually before approval and reject any app with slightest idea of misleading users.
     
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