Firefox will support more third-party extensions in Android app
Firefox will open up its Android app to more personalization. This is possible because the web browser plans to provide support for a larger goup of add-ons.
Firefox says its Android app will soon become the "only major Android browser that supports an open extension ecosystem." Users benefit f... Read more
VSCode Marketplace poses security risks, researchers warn
The online marketplace could easily host malicious VSCode extensions, Aqua Security says.
Researchers from Aqua Security have recently discovered that attackers can easily trick unknowing developers into downloading malicious files disguised as popular Visual Studio Code extensions. "In original... Read more
Third party browser extensions infect millions with malware
Researchers say that around 3 million people worldwide have been affected.
Threat Intelligence researchers from Avast this week announced that they have found 28 extensions for the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers that contain malware.
According to Avast, the add-ons presented thems... Read more
Microsoft has released a new Edge tools extension for VS Code
Microsoft has announced that its Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code extension is now generally available. The developers can embed Edge’s browser developer tools into the software giant’s widely used cross-platform code editor.
The new extension can be used by developers to use the built-in Ed... Read more
Google removes 49 fake Chrome crypto wallet extensions
Google has removed 49 Chrome extensions from the Web Store that posed as legitimate wallet apps for cryptocurrency. The extensions contained malicious code that stole private keys from crypto wallets and other secrets from unsuspecting users.
The Chrome extensions mimic wallet apps such as Ledge... Read more
Google tests automatically hiding extension logos in Chrome
No longer have to manually hide the logos of browser extensions, but have them by default under a drop-down menu. Google is currently experimenting with such a change in the browser UI, giving users a clearer overview of which extensions are installed and to which data they have access.
Under th... Read more
Are browser extensions still safe to use?
Browser extensions have been around for years now, both Chrome, Firefox and Safari support browser extensions. Since a few weeks, Microsoft Edge joined as they switched to Chromium, the same browser engine as Google Chrome. The number of security issues, fraud reports and privacy risks with browser... Read more
Dropbox expands Extensions with Gmail, Teams and WhatsApp
Last year, Dropbox released Extensions to perform simple tasks for other software from Dropbox. Now, Dropbox is launching a new series of Extensions.
Extensions are basically nothing more than third party software plug-ins. With these Extensions, users can, for example, put a digital signature o... Read more
Dropbox allows easy modification of files on the Internet
Dropbox has added a new feature called Extensions to its cloud storage product. Extensions are third-party software plug-ins that allow you to perform simple tasks that normally require a separate app to be opened. That's what The Verge says.
The first set of Extensions was made with partners like A... Read more