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Google kills 200 ad-injecting Chrome extensions

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google.pngGoogle 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.

 


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Good that they're cleaning this up, but the fact that they allowed that kind of stuff into the Chrome Store in the first place is a major black mark against Google.

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