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Jul 26, 2019

Both Chrome and Firefox extensions steal data from you


Through a number of tools and extensions, it is reported.

Users of both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have been consulted to take a look among the extensions you have installed after discovering several popular tools that collect and sell user data without permission.

Through a number of tools and extensions, it is reported.

Users of both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have been consulted to take a look among the extensions you have installed after discovering several popular tools that collect and sell user data without permission.

Centralized platform
It is the Washington Post that has gained insight into how the data collection works. The newspaper writes that it has been on a centralized platform where all data has ended. According to the report, the collection applies across six different extensions to the browsers.

The current extensions are as follows:

 

All are available on Google Chrome and two on Firefox. In total, the above extensions have been downloaded over four million times worldwide.

Has deleted the extensions
Security researcher Sam Jadali has named the platform "DataSpii", where he states that the data was collected over a long period of time and that some of the extensions started collecting as soon as they were activated, while some of them waited several weeks before they started collecting data from the user.

The extensions have now been removed from the stores of both Chrome and Firefox, but it still recommends a quick check among those you've installed to remove those you might not know or don't use at all.

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