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Old 05-29-2019, 05:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation A wave of malware add-ons hit the Mozilla Firefox Extensions Store

"If you browse the official Mozilla store for Firefox extensions, called Mozilla AMO, you may stumble upon extensions that have names of popular software products or extensions.

Extensions like Adobe Flash Player or ublock Origin Pro are listed in the Mozilla AMO store currently. These have no users at the time of writing as they are brand new and they appear to have been created and uploaded by random users (Firefox user xyz)...."
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Google does the same thing but does not even review extensions manually after publication. The process leads to faster publications but also opens the door for spam and malicious extensions.
Google's Chrome Web Store was hit even harder by unwanted extensions in recent years. Chrome's popularity and the fact that Google does not review any extensions manually by default play a role here.
The problem, in essence, is the "extensions" model. These should not even be installed by the browser, but via the package manager...


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