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Google Announces 5 Major Security Updates for Chrome Extensions

Google Announces 5 Major Security Updates for Chrome Extensions
October 02, 2018Mohit Kumar
Google has made several new announcements for its Chrome Web Store that aims at making Chrome extensions more secure and transparent to it...

Someone Hijacked MEGA Chrome Extension to Steal Users' Passwords

Someone Hijacked MEGA Chrome Extension to Steal Users' Passwords
September 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Warning! If you are using Chrome browser extension from the MEGA file storage service, uninstall it right now. The official Chrome exte...

Python-Based Adware Evolves to Install Malicious Browser Extensions

Python-Based Adware Evolves to Install Malicious Browser Extensions
June 26, 2018Wang Wei
Security researchers have been warning of a few newly detected variants of python -based adware that are being distributed in the wild no...

Google Blocks Chrome Extension Installations From 3rd-Party Sites

Google Blocks Chrome Extension Installations From 3rd-Party Sites
June 12, 2018Swati Khandelwal
You probably have come across many websites that let you install browser extensions without ever going to the official Chrome web store. ...

Prowli Malware Targeting Servers, Routers, and IoT Devices

Prowli Malware Targeting Servers, Routers, and IoT Devices
June 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
After the discovery of massive VPNFilter malware botnet , security researchers have now uncovered another giant botnet that has already ...

7 Chrome Extensions Spreading Through Facebook Caught Stealing Passwords

7 Chrome Extensions Spreading Through Facebook Caught Stealing Passwords
May 10, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Luring users on social media to visit lookalike version of popular websites that pop-up a legitimate-looking Chrome extension installatio...

A New Cryptocurrency Mining Virus is Spreading Through Facebook

A New Cryptocurrency Mining Virus is Spreading Through Facebook
May 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If you receive a link for a video, even if it looks exciting, sent by someone (or your friend) on Facebook messenger—just don't click...

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...

Critical Flaw in Grammarly Spell Checker Could Let Attackers Steal Your Data

Critical Flaw in Grammarly Spell Checker Could Let Attackers Steal Your Data
February 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A critical vulnerability discovered in the Chrome and Firefox browser extension of the grammar-checking software Grammarly inadvertentl...

Beware of Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

Beware of Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger
December 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you receive a video file ( packed in zip archive ) sent by someone ( or your friends ) on your Facebook messenger — just don't cli...

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 ...

Hackers Hijacked Chrome Extension for Web Developers With Over 1 Million Users

Hackers Hijacked Chrome Extension for Web Developers With Over 1 Million Users
August 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
From past few years, spammers and cyber criminals were buying web extensions from their developers and then updating them without informi...

Someone Hijacks A Popular Chrome Extension to Push Malware

Someone Hijacks A Popular Chrome Extension to Push Malware
July 31, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Phishers have recently hacked an extension for Google Chrome after compromising the Chrome Web Store account of German developer team a9t...

Gang Behind Fireball Malware that Infected 250 Million PCs Busted by Police

Gang Behind Fireball Malware that Infected 250 Million PCs Busted by Police
July 25, 2017Mohit Kumar
Chinese authorities have recently initiated a crackdown on the operators of a massive adware campaign that infected around 250 Million co...

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 ...

LastPass Bug Lets Hackers Steal All Your Passwords

LastPass Bug Lets Hackers Steal All Your Passwords
July 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A critical zero-day flaw has been discovered in the popular cloud password manager LastPass that could allow any remote attacker to compr...

Google makes it mandatory for Chrome Apps to tell Users what Data they collect

Google makes it mandatory for Chrome Apps to tell Users what Data they collect
April 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Chrome apps and extensions make things easier, but they can also do terrible things like spy on web users and collect their p...

5 Things Google has Done for Gmail Privacy and Security

5 Things Google has Done for Gmail Privacy and Security
March 28, 2016Rakesh Krishnan
Over the past few years, Google has increasingly improved the online security and protections of its Gmail users. Besides two-factor...

Mozilla Firefox Launches Web Extensions API to Support Chrome and Opera Extensions

Mozilla Firefox Launches Web Extensions API to Support Chrome and Opera Extensions
August 24, 2015Khyati Jain
Should we feel happy about it? Let's find out! What Firefox has been thinking of is, it is planning to bring in Google chrome&#...
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