Safari users: Where did your extensions go?

Safari has begun blocking legacy extensions installed from outside the Extensions Gallery. Unfortunately, implementation of this policy has been abrupt, with little explanation for users on why their extensions are being yanked. Let’s look at how Apple’s new policy and how its application impacts security.

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Can search extensions keep your searches private?

A lot of search extensions have been marketed over the year claiming to protect online privacy. Are they worth installing? We take a look at what these plugins actually have to offer.

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Malicious gaming extensions: a child’s play to infection

Some gaming portals have been preying on children to get their malicious extensions installed. They use targeted advertizing and offer (already) free games as a reward for installing their adware.

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New Chrome and Firefox extensions block their removal to hijack browsers

Two new extensions in Firefox and Chrome force install then hide from the user. Learn how you can protect yourself against them and remove them manually.

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Adware the series, part 1

In this series, we will be using the below flowchart to follow the process of determining which adware we are dealing with. The idea is to give you an idea of how many different types of adware are around for Windows systems.

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Avoid these “Free Minecraft / Garry’s Mod” adverts

If you see ads claiming to offer up free games like Garry’s Mod or Minecraft, you may wish to think twice – you’ll definitely get an extension, you may receive an executable, but free Minecraft? Keep searching, intrepid gamer…

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Browser Extensions and Facebook Profile Viewers

We recently saw a website – thousandssa(dot)pw – offering up a Facebook Profile Visitor browser extension: “Profile views * Instantly see who is viewing your profile * Check how many photo views you have * It’s completely free” Long time readers will know anything related to profile views on social networks will set alarm bells ringing,…

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This Phishing Page Can Do More Than Just Steal Your Credentials

Fake Google sites hope to phish your login and downloads a malicious payload.

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Malicious Acquisition vs Moral Development

Malware authors look for new infection opportunities in pre-existing user bases, say for example, those that use browser extensions.

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Fake Tumblr Extension Harvests Tumblr Logins and More

A fake Tumblr extension promises to bypass the daily posting limit, but will give victims a nasty surprise in the form of a keylogger.

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