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Chrome Extensions with 80 Million Installs Caught Injecting Phony Search Results

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Extensions are part of why Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet, but they’re also one of the most common vectors for security issues. This week researchers at AdGuard found a bunch of them posing as legitimate tools but injecting fake search results into pages on Google and Bing.

According to the report, no less than 295 extensions featured on the Chrome Web Store (Google’s online repository of Chrome extensions) were injecting advertising links into search results. Collectively, they were being used by an estimated 80 million users. In an especially unfunny twist, many of the extensions were posing as ad-blocking tools, with most offered as frivolous wallpaper collections and new tab themes. Other phony techniques on display include false affiliate cookies and just straight-up spam.

Google seems to have removed the malicious extensions from the Chrome Web Store, but users still need to remove them manually from their browsers if they’re already installed. If you’re curious to find out if you have any of these extensions installed, you can take a look at the full list.

Source: AdGuard

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/50039/chrome-extensions-with-80-million-installs-caught-injecting-phony-search-results/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Michael Crider

How to View a Saved Password in Safari on iPhone and iPad

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It can be frustrating when you need to log into a site on a different device or browser but you’ve lost the password. Luckily, if you’ve previously stored that password using Safari on iPhone or iPad, you can easily retrieve it. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/679107/how-to-view-saved-passwords-in-safari-on-iphone-and-ipad/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

How to Find and Disable Resource-Hungry Chrome Extensions

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Google Chrome is a resource-intensive browser. You might be used to closing tabs to free up RAM, but extensions run constantly in the background and take a lot of resources. Here’s how to find and disable resource-hungry Chrome extensions.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/683090/how-to-find-and-disable-resource-hungry-chrome-extensions/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Khamosh Pathak

How to Fix “Your Connection Is Not Private” in Google Chrome

Chrome-Privacy-Error-Featured.jpg When you’re browsing the Internet, you may come across a worrying message from Google Chrome. This message will say that “your connection is not private” and that hackers may be watching what you do. While this does sound scary at first, it doesn’t mean you’re about to be hacked! So what does it mean, and what should you do when you see it? Related: Use NextDNS for More Secure and Private Browsing What Does “Your Connection Is Not Private” Mean? When this error message appears, it means that Google Chrome expected the connection to be private;… Read more13751863.gif

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Simon Batt

How to Stop Safari From Launching Apps on iPhone and iPad

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Safari for iPhone and iPad will automatically open many web links in apps. For example, if you tap a LinkedIn, Reddit, or YouTube link on a web page, you’ll be taken to the associated app. Here’s how to stay in Safari.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/682177/how-to-stop-safari-from-launching-apps-on-iphone-and-ipad/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Hoffman

How to Set Mozilla Firefox as the Default Browser on Windows 10

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If you recently bought a new PC or just want to switch to Firefox from another browser, like Microsoft Edge or Chrome, you can easily set it as the default. Follow the steps below to set Mozilla Firefox as your default browser on Windows 10.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/680766/how-to-set-mozilla-firefox-as-the-default-browser-on-windows-10/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Marshall Gunnell

How to Set Mozilla Firefox as the Default Browser on Mac

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If you bought a new Mac, or if you’re wanting to switch to Firefox from a different browser like Safari or Chrome, you can easily set it as the default. Here’s how to set Mozilla Firefox as the default browser on Mac.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/680620/how-to-set-mozilla-firefox-as-the-default-browser-on-mac/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Marshall Gunnell

How to Save Web Pages for Offline Reading in Safari on iPhone

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Enjoy reading on the go but have a bad network signal? If you have an iPhone or iPad linked to an iCloud account, you can save articles to your Reading List for later reading offline using a feature buried in Settings. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/679937/how-to-save-web-pages-for-offline-reading-in-safari-on-iphone/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

How to Change Chrome’s Default Text Size

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If you often have trouble comfortably reading websites in Google Chrome due to text that is too large or too small, it’s easy to change the default font size (and font face) for every page on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebooks. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/680260/how-to-change-chromes-default-text-size/
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How to Make Text Bigger or Smaller in Google Chrome

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If you’re having trouble comfortably reading text that is either too small or too big on a website in Google Chrome, there’s a quick way to change text size without diving into Settings. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/680257/how-to-make-text-bigger-or-smaller-in-google-chrome/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

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