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Chrome and Firefox extensions stealing customer data

July 19, 2019

Via: Techradar

Users of Chrome and Firefox have been warned to check their browser extensions after a number of popular tools were found to be collecting and selling user data without permission.

Six extensions have been found to be hoovering up user information, an investigation by the Washington Post found, with data sent to a centralised platform.

Among the most popular tools were Hover Zoom, SpeakIt!, SuperZoom, Helper, FairShare Unlock and PanelMeasurement – all of which were avilable on Chrome, with two on offer to Firefox users. Overall, the extensions had been installed over four million times worldwide.

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