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The lion's share of apps and extensions for the Chrome browser does not have a privacy policy

IXBT.com fresh news all the sections together 22.02.2019 at 16:21

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Duo Security Research has shown that the vast majority of apps and extensions for Chrome have problems with security.

the Source analyzed more than 120,000 apps and extensions in the online store Google 180 000 available and came to the conclusion that 35% of these programs can read data from any site that the user visits.

31.8% of apps and extensions that use third-party libraries with known vulnerabilities, and 77.3% do not have a website with technical support. Moreover, 84.7% of this have no privacy policy, so that the user does not know what can and can not do the application regarding personal data.

95 000 extensions and applications that support the security Policy of a content (Content Security Policies), 99% do not have default values for directives default-src or connect-src.

Despite the fact that Google in the past took more thoroughly test the apps and extensions in your store, as you can see, while the results are disappointing.

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