4.8 Million Affected by Chrome Extension Attacks Targeting Site Owners

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    DaftDog

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    Compromised Chrome browser extensions:
    • Web Developer – Versions 0.4.9 affected
    • Chrometana – Version 1.1.3 affected
    • Infinity New Tab – Version 3.12.3 affected
    • CopyFish – Version 2.8.5 affected
    • Web Paint – Version 1.2.1 affected
    • Social Fixer 20.1.1 affected
    • TouchVPN appears to have been affected but the version is unclear
    • Betternet VPN also appears to have been affected but no version was provided

    Are you affected? Read more here: https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/08/chrome-browser-extension-attacks/
     
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    RazorGamer

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    Hello, wow! I had no idea about this. Thanks a lot for bringing this to everyones attention. ;)
     
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    bettingappguide

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    Cheers, I use a VPN chrome extension but none of the above luckily.
     
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    Betivity

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    What type of consequences were web masters having?
     
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    TheGooner

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    Thanks for the info and link - fascinating read.
     
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    LandofOz

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    Thank you for sharing this.
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 18 years & still going!

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