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Websites can detect what Chrome extensions you've installed

dsinc (319470) writes | more than 2 years ago

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dsinc (319470) 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: http://koto.github.com/blog-kotowicz-net-examples/chrome-addons/enumerate.html

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."

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