Can you trust your browser extensions? Exploring an ad-injecting chrome extension - Scott Hanselman

added by Paul Wheeler
10/6/2014 1:03:42 PM


My perspective on JavaScript-based browser extensions has been far too naïve until this point. We were all burned by bad toolbars or evil ActiveX add-ons in the past, so when I run IE I run it with no add-ons enabled, or very few. However, with Google Chrome and it's sync feature, as well as its rich extension store, it's easy to add a bunch of add-ons and get them synced to other machines.