Earlier this year, Google has made it so that extension that are not hosted on the Chrome Web Store can't be installed and used by users of its popular browser.
Having implemented 50 security fixes, the Google Chrome team has pushed out a new stable version of the popular browser.
An analysis of 48,332 browser extensions from the Chrome web store has revealed 130 outright malicious and 4,712 suspicious extensions, some of which have been downloaded by millions of users.
Google has announced a welcome change to its Safe Browsing service: starting next week, Google Chrome will also warn users about attempts to make them download software that can adversely affect their Internet browsing.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a beta version of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission.