Insecure Chrome Extensions
An analysis of extensions to the Chrome browser shows that 25% of them are insecure:
We reviewed 100 Chrome extensions and found that 27 of the 100 extensions leak all of their privileges to a web or WiFi attacker. Bugs in extensions put users at risk by leaking private information (like passwords and history) to web and WiFi attackers. Web sites may be evil or contain malicious content from users or advertisers. Attackers on public WiFi networks (like in coffee shops and airports) can change all HTTP content.
Posted on September 29, 2011 at 7:07 AM • 24 Comments