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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 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 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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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

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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Google Chrome update limits cookie tracking and blocks annoying notifications

27247780-7f1a-11ea-b7de-e90da267c6cfGoogle’s Chrome 84 is now available for all desktop users after a delay in releases due to the coronavirus pandemic. The version resumes the SameSite cookie changes Google started implementing with Chrome 80. If you’ll recall, the tech giant had to r…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/chrome-84-resumes-samesite-cookie-changes-073511129.html
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How to Use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to Change All of Your Bad Passwords

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Passwords have long been a vulnerable way to safeguard your online accounts, which is why measures like two-factor authentication are now so widespread. Web browsers are also adding more features to try and promote good password habits.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-to-use-chrome-firefox-or-safari-to-change-all-of-1844354112
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The Article Was Written/Published By: David Nield

How to View a Saved Password in Google Chrome

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Sometimes, you need to log in to a website from a different browser or device, but can’t remember your password. Luckily, if you’ve previously allowed Chrome to save it for Autofill, you can easily recover it on Windows 10, macOS, Chrome OS, or Linux.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/678453/how-to-view-a-saved-password-in-google-chrome/
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It Looks Like Android’s AirDrop-Style Nearby Sharing is Coming to Chrome

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For years Android users have looked at the super-simple AirDrop file and link sharing between iOS, macOS, and their various components with envy. We’ve known about Google’s upcoming answer to this service, Nearby Sharing, for a while, but there’s some good news about it this week. A Twitter user spotted “Nearby Share” settings in the latest developer build of ChromeOS.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/45665/it-looks-like-androids-airdrop-style-nearby-sharing-is-coming-to-chrome/
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