Google Chrome Extension Spying On You

Google Chrome browser popular plugins “Webpage Screenshot” spying on users surfing habits and send information to a server in U.S. reported the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

The “Webpage Screenshot” can be downloaded in Google Chrome store and has a hidden spyware in the source code which will activated after one week when extension is installed.

After the Swedish newspaper revealed the hidden spyware, Google today announced that they will take down this section of code with immediate effect,A spokesman for Webpage Screenshot told the BBC that there was nothing malicious about the data it gathered and it was used to understand who the extension’s users were and where they were located to help drive development of the code.


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