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A phony ad-blocking Chrome extension infiltrated Google’s official Web Store

  • Posted by admin on October 9, 2017

A phony AdBlock Plus extension was listed in Chrome’s official Web Store up until today, with more than 30,000 people having downloaded it. Anonymous cybersecurity personality @SwiftOnSecurity called attention to the fake extension and pointed out that imposters, like this fake AdBlock Plus, continue getting through the Google’s vetting process and into the store’s listings. That presents an especially tricky situation for users who might not carefully check each extension’s developer.

In this case, a developer going by…

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