Google Chrome had an unchecked extension that can spy on you

January 27, 2016

SECURITY TREE SHAKER Malwarebytes has come out swinging with talk about a Google Chrome extension that could be your new nightmare.

It wouldn’t be a day of the week if one company wasn’t casting shade on the security precautions of another. Today it is Malwarebytes and its target is Google and the Chrome browser and its use of extensions. These things combine to cause a problem, says Malwarebytes, predictably.

“Chrome extensions are very much like Android Apps as they require certain permissions (access to your contacts, microphone, camera etc) and unfortunately more often than not, they require more rights than they ought to have. Additionally, a lot of people don’t really understand what those mean and will install these extensions and forget about them,” yells the firm in its alert blurt.

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