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Few Google Chrome Extensions are Carrying Malware

Google Chrome is very secure browser comparing with all other browsers and it will automatic updates that always ensure that users are always running the latest version, it will updated automatically by Google.

The updating process will includes Chrome’s extensions, which are updated by the extension owners. Malware and adware vendors have caught wind of this and have started showing up at the doors of extension authors, looking to buy their extensions. 

Shady developers are buying Chrome extensions and turning them into malware, Chrome has now become a juicy target for scheming opportunists. The horrible toolbar infestations and hijackers that plagued XP before more sophisticated malware came along, but it’s still an unnerving development.

The problem is that we can swoop in, entice a developer of a popular Chrome app to sell, and then silently deploy an update to the extension that triggers malicious activity. Since Chrome extensions auto-update in the background, most users wouldn’t even realize a change had taken place. 

This isn’t necessarily a cause for concern for every Chrome user. If you’re browsing without any extensions or only install those provided by verified folks like Feedly themselves, you’re not in any real danger.

Google recently updated the stable version of its Chrome browser, Version 32 includes many of the features that recently arrived in the beta channel, including improved malware blocking and tab indicators for when a site is playing sound, accessing the webcam and sending video to your Chromecast.

The new version also includes Google’s new malware blocker, which arrived in the experimental Canary build of Chrome last October. With this, Google will automatically block any downloads its systems have flagged as malware.

For Windows 8 users, the new version now sports a new look in “Metro” mode, In Metro mode, Chrome now looks like ChromeOS  with its integrated app launched on Windows. In previous versions, the Metro mode simply presented users with the regular Chrome interface. 

In this version is support for Chrome’s “supervised users” feature, which is officially still in beta. With this, family members can check on a kid’s browsing history, for example, and set up site restrictions through chrome.com/manage.

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