Google Chrome to Alert Users About Malicious Extensions
Google Chrome is rolling out a new feature that will warn users when an installed extension is malware. The feature, which is currently in testing, will be available in the stable version of Chrome starting with version 117.
To warn users about malicious extensions, Chrome will check the extensions’ permissions and compare them to the permissions of other extensions that have been flagged as malware. If an extension has permissions that are similar to those of a malicious extension, Chrome will warn the user.
The new feature is a welcome addition to Chrome’s security arsenal. Malicious extensions can be used to steal personal information, inject ads, or even take control of a user’s computer. By warning users about malicious extensions, Chrome is helping to protect users from these threats.