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Google is requiring more Windows-based Chrome extensions to be installed from its Web Store and will enforce the same requirement on Mac users in a few months in an attempt to prevent users from inadvertently installing malicious titles. The move comes a year after Google first required Windows users to download extensions from the Chrome Web Store, a mandate that resulted in a 75-percent drop in user support requests seeking help uninstalling unwanted extensions. The policy wasn't enforced on the Windows developer channel, so developers of malicious extensions have increasingly embraced it as a medium for distributing their wares. View the full article
Google is cracking down on ad-injecting extensions for its Chrome browser after finding that almost 200 of them exposed millions of users to deceptive practices or malicious software. More than a third of Chrome extensions that inject ads were recently classified as malware in a study that Google researchers carried out with colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley. The Researchers uncovered 192 deceptive Chrome extensions that affected 14 million users. Google officials have since killed those extensions and incorporated new techniques to catch any new or updated extensions that carry out similar abuses. View the full article
Several extensions have been updated on the Lunarsoft Wiki. Including a WYSIWYG editor and a special code highlighter. Anti-spam features have been improved, including: Bad Behavior AbuseFilter AntiSpoof SpamBlacklist Better CAPTCHA User registrations had to be disabled due to the excessive amount of spam registrations. Now that anti-spam has improved significantly, in the coming weeks the wiki will be reopened for user registration.