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Google bans 192 bad extensions affecting 14 million Chrome users

2015/03/31

Softpedia - (International) Google removed 192 extensions from its Web store that contained ad injectors that exposed up to 14 million users to risks of man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks and links to install dangerous software, after researchers at the University of California, Berkeley devised a method to root out potentially malicious extensions. Findings from a recent Google study confirmed that 5 percent of all visitors to Google sites have ad injectors present on their systems, and that 34 percent of Chrome extensions that contained ad injectors were classified as malware.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-Bans-192-Bad-Extensions-Affecting-14-Million-Chrome-Users-477226.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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