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Microsoft removed fake extensions from the edge extension store that could lead to malicious code injection

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/11/21 17:13:22     readed:317

yesterday we reported that Google search results were redirected to other sites in the Edge. after the user confirmed that this happened due to a specific extension installed from the Edge add-on store, microsoft has further confirmed this fact and removed it from the online extension store.If you are using these extensions, Edge will also disable them at the next reboot and notify on the extension page


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The problem is that when searching in the address bar with Google as the default search engine in the Edge, some users notice that the search results will be redirected to random through OKSearch.

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these third-party extensions are created with the intention of generating revenue by injecting ads into the sites that users visit, and if you search and navigate to their respective extension pages in the Edge add-on store, they now return 404. This is not the first time Microsoft has acted on malicious extensions, both in August and in the past.

Since May, Dark Reader developers have proposed to Microsoft that there are multiple Dark Reader extensions with malicious code on the Edge Add-ons Store. Edge the add-on store team removed them at the time, some extensions were recently found to inject ads into search results.

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