Browser Extensions: Are They Worth the Risk?

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 09/09/2018 00:08

Popular file-sharing site Mega.nz is warning users that cybercriminals hacked its browser extension for Google Chrome so that 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.
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/browser-extensions-are-they-worth-the-risk/

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