Are Your Team Using Malicious Browser Extensions Without Knowing?

Written by Adam Foster

31st August 2022

Hey, it’s Adam with your latest tech update.

Browser extensions can really help improve our productivity.

They let you customise your browser to make it a more personalised experience.

But there’s a risk… how do you know the extensions you’re using are safe?

Malicious browser extensions are such a big problem that millions of people have installed them without realising it.

New research from one cyber security company claims more than 4 million of its customers have been attacked by adware in the last couple of years.

Adware doesn’t harm your computer. But it can change your start page, search engine, and redirect you to affiliate pages.

That way, the creators earn money from your purchases.

A greater risk is malware, designed to steal your login credentials and sensitive data.

This is a great time to make sure your team only downloads extensions from reputable places.

And maybe even look for ways to control which extensions are installed on your business’s browsers.

Need help assessing your risk then give us a call

That’s your tech update, more next week.

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