After the launch of the new technology “behemoth”, Google announced that it would take serious measures to ban any browser extensions that could potentially target the digital assets of Internet users.
According to a recent press release, the company threw up some of its plans to provide Chrome users with even more privacy and security.
Now the company will not only block new extensions, but will also delete all existing extensions that run the mining cryptocurrency scripts.
Until now, the Chrome Web Store policy allowed the use of cryptocurrency extensions, if the user receives adequate information about the behavior regarding production. Unfortunately, approximately 90% of all extensions with development scripts that developers were trying to upload to the Chrome Web Store did not comply with these policies and were either rejected or deleted from the repository. Google said in its report.
Recently, Google also mentioned that over the past few months there has been a significant increase in the number of malicious extensions that are aimed at seizing digital assets of users. Based on this, it becomes clear why Google has banned any extension that poses even the slightest risk to Chrome users.
Among the upcoming changes in Chrome are the introduction of two-step authentication for developers, an enhanced process of checking available extensions and increasing code requirements for new extensions.