Mac users are to be better protected against malicious Chrome extensions, Google has announced.
Despite the fun name, Awesome Screenshot is doing something decidedly unawesome in the background: harvesting your browsing data.
Google is to begin blocking downloads of 'deceptive' and 'tricky' software in Chrome as part of its responsibility to protect users from malware.
Google has pulled two extensions from the Chrome Web Store after reports they were hijacking users' browsing experience to serve up unwanted ads.
Revelations that adware companies are buying popular Chrome extensions in order to hijack the browsing experience of tens-of-thousands of users has – rightly – shocked many.
In what sounds like the paranoid conspiracy theory of an anti-Google shill, some popular Chrome extensions are reportedly being bought up by pedlars of malware looking for a fast way to infect thousands of users at once.
Google has announced a new approach in their fight against malware in Chrome on Windows - one that will restrict the way in which extensions are installed.