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Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
December 03, 2019Mohit Kumar
If your Firefox or Chrome browser has any of the below-listed four extensions offered by Avast and its subsidiary AVG installed, you shoul...

Critical Flaw Reported in Popular Evernote Extension for Chrome Users

Critical Flaw Reported in Popular Evernote Extension for Chrome Users
June 13, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Cybersecurity researchers discover a critical flaw in the popular Evernote Chrome extension that could have allowed hackers to hijack you...

Over 20 Million Users Installed Malicious Ad Blockers From Chrome Store

Over 20 Million Users Installed Malicious Ad Blockers From Chrome Store
April 19, 2018Mohit Kumar
If you have installed any of the below-mentioned Ad blocker extension in your Chrome browser, you could have been hacked. A security r...

8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users
August 16, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Google's Chrome web browser Extensions are under attack with a series of developers being hacked within last one month. Almost two ...

Critical RCE Vulnerability Found in Cisco WebEx Extensions, Again — Patch Now!

Critical RCE Vulnerability Found in Cisco WebEx Extensions, Again — Patch Now!
July 17, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A highly critical vulnerability has been discovered in the Cisco Systems' WebEx browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, for the second ...

'Web Of Trust' Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users' Data — Uninstall It Now

'Web Of Trust' Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users' Data — Uninstall It Now
November 08, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Browser extensions have become a standard part of the most popular browsers and essential part of our lives for surfing the Internet. B...

AdBlock Extension has been Sold to an 'Unknown Buyer'

AdBlock Extension has been Sold to an 'Unknown Buyer'
October 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
Shocking! Adblock Extension that blocks annoying online advertising has been sold... ...And more shocking, the most popular &quo...

LinkedIn Hack Tool Exposes Users' Emails without Exploiting Any Vulnerability

LinkedIn Hack Tool Exposes Users' Emails without Exploiting Any Vulnerability
April 03, 2014Anonymous
A Free Chrome, Firefox and Safari web browser plugin floating around the web, called ' Sell Hack ' allows users to view the hidd...

Facebook 'Watch naked video of friends' malware scam infects 2 million people

Facebook 'Watch naked video of friends' malware scam infects 2 million people
March 08, 2014Wang Wei
We have seen a lot of Facebook malware and virus infections spreading through friends list, and this time a new clickjacking scam camp...

Google adds its Chrome apps and extensions to Bug Bounty Program

Google adds its Chrome apps and extensions to Bug Bounty Program
February 06, 2014Anonymous
Google's Vulnerability Reward Program which started in November 2010, offers a hefty reward to the one who find a good vulnerability...

Adware Companies buying popular Chrome extensions to inject Ads and Malware

Adware Companies buying popular Chrome extensions to inject Ads and Malware
January 20, 2014Wang Wei
Browser extensions are extra features and functionality that you can easily add to Google Chrome, Firefox and other popular Browsers, but th...

Google Chrome adds automatic malware blocking for suspicious downloads

Google Chrome adds automatic malware blocking for suspicious downloads
November 02, 2013Wang Wei
Today Malware is a very real threat, and if you're not careful about what you download and install, you could end up with a serious prob...

Remotely controlled Malware as Browser extensions

Remotely controlled Malware as Browser extensions
October 27, 2012Mohit Kumar
" Browser extensions extend the functionality of the web browser. These extensions improve the appearance, functionality, security or o...
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