Be Careful of Extensions on Chrome – Many found to Upload Your Private Data.

Many companies provide extensions or plug-ins for the very popular Chrome browser.  Unfortunately, some of these companies are shady and have ulterior motives that include grabbing your private browsing data.  A set of independent researchers identified some of these bad extensions and reported their findings to Google who has since removed these extensions from their store.  However, that does not mean there are not others. Most of the identified extensions had hidden advertising attributes capable of exfiltrating user data which directly violated Google fraud detection systems.


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