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General News Google Chrome extensions used by millions discovered to be spyware

New spyware was recently discovered affecting millions of Google Chrome users. The spyware effort out about 32 million Chrome users at risk, based on download numbers of malicious Chrome extensions. These extensions were freely available to download and install on the Google extensions page and hence, were commonly used.

After the revelation was made by Awake Security, as per a report by Reuters, Google removed over 70 malicious extensions off the Web Store that violated policies. Despite the action, the incident brings attention to the fact that security measures are not tight enough for Google Chrome, one of the most commonly used browsers of the world.


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