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How Web Apps Can Turn Browser Extensions Into Backdoors

Browser extensions have a bad reputation when it comes to security, as they frequently contain vulnerabilities that put users at risk. New research highlights these risks by describing how certain privileged extensions for the Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers are vulnerable to exploitation by web applications.

The discovered flaws can enable threat actors to steal sensitive data from targeted computers, as well as download files onto those devices.

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