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Websites Can Detect What Chrome Extensions You’ve Installed

March 17th, 2012 03:50 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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dsinc writes “A Polish security researcher, Krzysztof Kotowicz, makes an worrisome entry in his blog: with a few lines of Javascript, any web site could list the extensions installed in Chrome (and the other browsers of the Chromium family). Proof of concept is provided here. As there are addons which deal with very personal things like pregnancy or religion, the easiness of access to those very private elements of your life is really troubling.” Note: the proof of concept works, so don’t click that link if the concept bothers you.

Source: Websites Can Detect What Chrome Extensions You’ve Installed

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