Browser plug-ins peddled personal data from over 4m browsers

    Date26 Jul 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    LS Hmepg 337x500 32

    Do you used Firefox or Chrome as your web browser? Are you aware that browser plug-ins can be a threat to your privacy? 

    Eight catastrophically leaky browser extensions were discovered by researcher Sam Jadali, working with Washington Post columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler.

    Together, they traced the privacy train wreck, dubbed DataSpii, to browser extensions (also known as add-ons or plug-ins) that run around doing things like making browsing better by finding coupons or remembering passwords or whatever.

     

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