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Google Chrome users to be cautious while installing extensions after company removed malicious links: CERT-In


New Delhi: Internet users should exercise caution while installing Google Chrome extensions as the company has removed over 100 malicious links after they were found collecting "sensitive" user data, country's cybersecurity agency said on Wednesday.

The Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In), the national technology arm to combat cyberattacks and guard the Indian cyberspace, said it has also been found that these extensions contained code to bypass Google Chrome's web store security scans.

The malicious extensions had the ability to take screenshots, read the clipboard, harvest authentication cookies or grab user keystrokes to read passwords and other ...


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