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Google doubles down on Chrome extension security by blocking inline installations

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At the moment there are a couple of ways to install Chrome extensions — either via the Chrome Web Store as Google would prefer, or via an inline installation from any website. Aware that this latter option opens up the possibility of people installing malicious extensions, Google is clamping down. Starting today, all newly-published extensions can only be installed via the Chrome Web Store, and this restriction will extend to existing extensions over the remainder of the year. See also: Google Home can now handle up to three queries at a time Google says it will continue to work with… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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