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.
A Google engineer and a member of the Google Chrome security team has shared on Twitter a new look that is being tested for the phishing and malware warnings seen by Chrome users: The new alerts have been incorporated in the Canary and Developer channels, and if all goes well they will end up in Beta and, ultimately, in the Stable version.
Google has made publicly available the source code for a new Chrome extension that helps users encrypt, decrypt, digitally sign, and verify signed messages within the browser using OpenPGP.
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