Fake adblocker apps and plugins - warning!

With AdBlocking becoming more accessible with each passing day, fake adblocking apps and plugins are an increasing risk. After a report from AdGuard Research, Google deleted 5 malicious extensions from it’s Chrome Web Store. AdGuard reports that as many as 20 million users have been affected.

The extensions communicated with their head servers and had access to the websites users visited; they could also execute any code sent by the head server in a privileged context, which meant the user’s browser behavior could be controlled by the extension owners in any way. Getting users to install the plugins was easy, it seems the only method the developers used, was optimizing the keywords to get to the top of the search results. The five extensions reported are now listed on the screen.

Anti-Virus4U.com advises you to never install unknown browser extensions; if you are unsure about the legitimacy of an addon, simply googling whether or not it’s safe to use is often enough. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get latest computer security news and announcements.



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