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Chrome extensions transforming into adware

July 14th 2017

Recent incident: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/-particle-chrome-extension-sold-to-new-dev-who-immediately-turns-it-into-adware/ Such trickery has been going on for years.  Google changed its policy back in 2014 so that extensions could only be ‘single purpose’ but that hasn’t stopped it. Reality is, although Chrome does prompt the user to accept new permissions if a previously innocuous extension has been updated to introduce advertising functionality, […]

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