Malicious browser extensions are on the rise

Web browser add-ons or extensions can provide additional functionality but malicious extensions can turn the web browser software in your organization into “zombie browsers” that allow attackers to download or upload files, spy via webcams, and hijack users’ web sessions. Not good. According to an IT security consultant who spoke at a security conference in Miami this week, the incidence of this variety of malware is “skyrocketing,” with almost five times as many this year as last. Read more here:

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