Phony Ad-Blocking Chrome Extension Infiltrated Google's Web Store - NextGenUpdate
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  1. 10-09-2017, 07:21 PM
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    A phony AdBlock Plus extension was listed in Chrome’s official Web Store up until today, with more than 30,000 people having downloaded it. Anonymous cybersecurity personality @SwiftOnSecurity called attention to the fake extension and pointed out that imposters, like this fake AdBlock Plus, continue getting through the Google's vetting process and into the store's listings. That presents an especially tricky situation for users who might not carefully check each extension’s developer.

    In this case, a developer going by “Adblock Plus” intentionally created an extension that looks just like the legitimate Adblock Plus, which is developed by adblockplus.org. More than 10 million people use the legitimate service. While the listing is no longer live, the knockoff developers still managed to convince 37,000 people to download it.

    Source: A phony ad-blocking Chrome extension infiltrated Google's official Web Store - The Verge
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  3. 10-15-2017, 10:27 AM
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    u just crawl out from under ur rock? its happened to apple many times and google too

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