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Browser Extensions: A New Threat?

Introduction Recently, there have been a series of high profile attacks using browser extensions. Having dealt with this threat vector in the past, we here at FortiGuard Labs decided to conduct a large-scale study of browser extensions. Before diving into the results, we want to make a distinction between two seemingly similar browser technologies: browser plugins and browser extensions. Both are mechanisms that allow an end user to customize their browser to suit their needs, however there are some fine distinctions between them. The former...

By Minh TranSeptember 14, 2017