Service Scans Chrome Extensions for Vulnerabilities

New Service Scans Chrome Extensions for Vulnerabilities and Privacy Risks

Over the past few years, hackers have increasingly abused Google Chrome extensions to steal people’s data, inject rogue ads into websites or hijack CPU power to mine cryptocurrency. Now, a new online ...
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Automatic 4K/HD for Youtube extension pulled from Chrome Store for pop-up ad abuse

Automatic 4K/HD for Youtube extension pulled from Chrome Store for pop-up ad abuse

A popular browser extension has been removed by Google from the Chrome Web Store after it started spamming users with irritating pop-up advertisements. The “Automatic 4K/HD for Youtube” extension, used by over ...
North Korean APT Group Targets Academia via Malicious Chrome Extensions

North Korean APT Group Targets Academia via Malicious Chrome Extensions

Security researchers have uncovered an APT group with possible ties to North Korea that has targeted academic institutions since May. The group, dubbed Stolen Pencil by researchers from Netscout, send spear-phishing emails ...
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Scammers Target Google Chrome Extension Developers

Scammers Target Google Chrome Extension Developers

A recent phishing campaign targeting Chrome extension developers aims to trick them into giving away usernames and passwords that hackers can use to tamper with legitimate extensions. In an attempt to collect ...