Almost Half of All Chrome Extensions Are Potentially High-Risk

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Chrome extensions used to aid in writing are the most data-hungry (79.5 percent access at least one type of sensitive data), collect an average of 2.5 data types, and ask for the most permissions. Almost half (48.66 percent) of all Chrome extensions have a High or Very High risk impact due to permissions required at installation, according to Incogni, and over a quarter (27 percent) collect user data. Still, writing isn’t the only risky category – 65 percent of shopping extensions collect user data, and 32 to 35 percent of productivity, search tools, and sports extensions do so.

Source read time: 2 min - esecurityplanet.com

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