For those users of Google’s Chrome Browser (or any browser for that matter) that like to personalise their experience by installing page-altering extensions, there is a warning that these tools could potentially be used to steal your personal data.
Experts have uncovered a number of extensions masquerading as apps, that allow users to modify the appearance of web pages, customising the look and colours. These often use very generic names and include the following examples:
- Action Color
- Power Color
- Change Color
- WebPage Colors
to name a few.
According to Gaurdio Security, as of mid-October, there were at least 30 variants of these extensions for both Chrome and Edge freely available.
However, these extensions are a front for hackers and are used to steal private login data, even so far as redirecting to a fake page made to look like a Google search.
In addition to your usual security measures that Qbit strongly recommends, we suggest that you be very cautious installing any Extension, for any Browser, other than those legitimately associated with well-known software vendors.