Browser Extensions: Are They Worth the Risk?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:55:08 +0000

Popular file-sharing site is warning users that cybercriminals hacked its browser extension for Google Chrome so that any usernames and passwords submitted through the browser were copied and forwarded to a rogue server in Ukraine. This attack serves as a fresh reminder that legitimate browser extensions can and periodically do fall into the wrong hands, and that it makes good security sense to limit your exposure to such attacks by getting rid of extensions that are no longer useful or actively maintained by developers.

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