Google, Mozilla Crack Down on Malicious Extensions and Add-ons

Browser security takes a hit as Google and Mozilla discontinue a large number of browser extensions and add-ons due to malicious activity.

The Google security team has temporarily disallowed the publishing or updating of paid extensions that use the Chrome Web Store payments. This is due to an influx of fraudulent transactions performed via the said extensions.

The suspension affects extensions that require a fee before installation, are accessed via monthly subscriptions, or have options for one-time in-app purchases for access to other features.

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Source: Trend Micro