Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

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If you download random extensions and grant them all the permissions they ask for, that’s on you. It’s like downloading malware and blaming Windows for allowing it.

Frank_JWilson

I’ve noticed that almost all of the extensions or apps that get mentioned for security weakness I never heard of. Must not be part of the in-crowd.

jeffinRTP

Title is a bit misleading. This is about a third party extension spying and not Google spying. An accurate title would be more helpful as people need to realize that you can’t just willy-nilly download extensions and give them access. It is not just because of a threat of spying. But another big problem is slowing down your browser.

bartturner

Why doesn’t the article, or better yet Google, list the applications / extensions that violated those spying policies?

PeterfromNY

Security weakness? The fucking user is the security weakness. In any system the weakest link is the human.

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