McAfee Researchers Spot Malicious Chrome Extensions

What’s happening
McAfee researchers spotted five Chrome extensions that were tracking user browser activity without their knowledge. They were downloaded a combined 1.4 million times before Google removed them from its store.
Why it matters
Keeping malicious extensions completely out is a close-to-impossible task, so consumers need to be cautious when installing any kind of browser extension.

Google removed a handful of browser extensions from its Chrome Web Store that were downloaded a combined 1.4 million times after outside cybersecurity researchers determined that the extensions were surreptitiously tracking the online activities of their users. In a blog post published this week, McAfee …