Chrome can now take down malware masquerading as an extension
Google is currently testing a browser feature that alerts users when an installed extension has been removed from the Chrome Web Store, something that often indicates it is malware.
BleepingComputer reports that the Chrome Web Store is constantly flooded with unwanted browser extensions publishe... Read more
Dutch entrepreneur discovers potentially dangerous typo in mail addresses
A Dutch internet entrepreneur who manages the .ml domain extension for the Malian government has discovered that a typo has caused many U.S. military emails containing sensitive information to be sent to this African country.
Johannes Zuurbier discovered that American military e-mails were often... Read more
Google Chrome’s new extension platform is expected in 2023
Google provided an update on the development of Manifest V3, the first-next version of the platform that powers extensions on Google Chrome. If everything goes according to plan, users and developers will be transitioned to Manifest V3 in January 2023.
"Years in the making, Manifest V3 is more ... Read more
Microsoft launches password app for Chrome, iOS and Android
Microsoft has made it possible to synchronise passwords stored in Edge with non-Windows devices. To do this, it has released a Chrome extension and added more features to the Authenticator app for mobile devices.
Like any modern browser, Microsoft Edge has the ability to store passwords. These p... Read more
Apple releases Chrome extension for password management
Apple has released an extension for Chrome that allows users who store their passwords in iCloud to use them in Chrome. Windows users will also benefit from this.
The first hints that Apple was working on such an extension came out a few days ago when Apple released the latest version of iCloud ... Read more
295 malicious Chrome extensions discovered with millions of downloads
Over 80 million Google Chrome users have downloaded at least one malicious extension that steals search results from Google and Bing and inserts ads at the same time, according to research by AdGuard.
AdGuard, a company that provides adblocking solutions, discovered the existence of almost three... Read more
New Chrome extension promises transparency about ads
Google introduces a new Chrome extension that gives users more information about ads. The extension shows how many ads are loaded on a web page, which advertisers are active and what user data is used to display personalised ads.
With the new extension, Ads Transparency Spotlight, Google hopes t... Read more
Python extension for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code updated once more
Visual Studio Code, Microsoft's code editing tool, gets a new version of the Python extension. Among the improvements are improvements for Jupyter notebooks and less heavy configuration notifications.
Currently, the Python extension is the most popular programming language extension on the Visua... Read more
Microsoft extends Windows 7 support once due to own error
On the 14th of January, the last update for Windows 7 was released, which was supposed to end support. Microsoft accidentally introduced a bug with these last update and now has to fix it.
The official support ended on the 14th of January. On that day the very last official security update was r... Read more
Dutch CRM Partners continues under the new FellowMind
CRM Partners Group, which specializes in Dynamics 365, launches the new parent organization FellowMind. The company sees a need for this because of the acquisitions it made in early 2018, when Pulse, AXtension and Endeavor were purchased. That's what CRM Partners-CEO Emiel Putman tells us in convers... Read more