Friday, January 24, 2014

Is Google Chrome spying on you?

The recent news of multiple Google Chrome add-ons actually being adware hosts has put the browser in a position to not only spy on users but to be exploited by malware by silent remote updates to the add-ons.

According to, once ownership of the extension is transferred, the new owners can issue an ad-filled update over Chrome's update service, which sends the adware out to every user of that extension.

There was a new add-on released for Google Chrome called Chrome Protector that will let you know if you are running one of the Chrome add-ons that has been flagged as adware but was soon removed from the Google Chrome Web Store. Chrome Protector is now back in the Google Chrome Web Store but under a new name. Shield for Chrome in the Chrome Web Store.

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