Browser extension security -- ad injections, malware
June 20, 2014 7:13 AM Subscribe
I get conflicted information about the browser extensions/add-ons Awesome Screenshot and Hover-Zoom. My university community uses browser extensions/add-ons extensively, in particular, Awesome Screenshot across Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Concerns?
posted by jadepearl to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The trend in browser extensions/add-ons behaving badly 1
1) Should I have Awesome screenshot and Hoverzoom removed from all browsers for the community?
Awesome Screenshot for Firefox
"Discover Similar Sites" and "Price Comparison While You Shop." These are value-added features, and definitely are not "Malware" or "Adware" as some may mistakenly believe. Please also note that these features are disabled by default unless you enable them."
【Optional search enhancement feature】
Since many users don't like it, we remove this feature.
Chrome permissions that I cannot alter -- Access to your data on all website; Access your tabs and browsing activity and capture content of your screen
Safari: I have this article
and a faculty person with "price match" ads on her NEW Macbook Air.
2) What is the process to being sure that the browser add-ons/extensions are not dodgy? As you see, Awesome Screenshot has spectacular reviews and so did Hover Zoom.
3) List of add-ons/extensions that you trust