Is your browser locking up and getting slow? Watch out! A browser extension can do more harm than you think. I just read this article on browser extensions and how you can unintentionally infect your machine if your not careful.

How safe are browser extensions? Adware extensions erode trust in Apple, Google app stores

By Philip Stokes originally appeared on SentinelOne

As news hit last week of a zero-day remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in Google Chrome that only requires a user to land on or be redirected to a malicious website, we take a look at the threat posed by browser extensions. Search redirection is a favorite trick of adware extensions, as we found out in this analysis of an extension hosted in both Google’s Chrome Store and Apple’s Safari Gallery*.

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