CNET: Chrome plug-in tells you when hackers have your password

CNET: Chrome plug-in tells you when hackers have your password. “You might wonder how you can possibly know which passwords in the entire realm of possibility have been hacked. Login management company Okta is trying to solve that problem with a browser plug-in. Called PassProtect, the plug-in will tell you just how many times the password you’re using has been exposed in a data breach.”

Wired: Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted A Sketchy Chrome Extension At Teen Girls

Wired: Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted A Sketchy Chrome Extension At Teen Girls . “EARLIER THIS WEEK, the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released roughly 3,500 Facebook and Instagram ads purchased by the Internet Research Agency, a notorious Russian troll farm. Among them: Ads purchased in May of 2016 that promoted a suspicious Chrome extension that gained wide access to the Facebook accounts and web browsing behavior of those who installed it.”

Radware Blog: Nigelthorn Malware Abuses Chrome Extensions To Cryptomine And Steal Data

Radware Blog: Nigelthorn Malware Abuses Chrome Extensions To Cryptomine And Steal Data. “On May 3, 2018, Radware’s malware protection service detected a zero-day malware threat at one of its customers, a global manufacturing firm, by using machine-learning algorithms. This malware campaign is propagating via socially-engineered links on Facebook and is infecting users by abusing a Google Chrome extension (the ‘Nigelify’ application) that performs credential theft, cryptomining, click fraud and more.”

MakeUseOf: How to Bookmark Individual Emails Using Gmail Message IDs

MakeUseOf: How to Bookmark Individual Emails Using Gmail Message IDs . “You should be organizing your Gmail inbox so that you don’t have to comb through it in desperation. Fortunately, if your inbox is a mess, Gmail comes with an excellent search box that makes finding lost emails easier. But did you know that there is another little-known method for keeping track of important emails? Each email in the Gmail inbox has a unique message ID, and this specific identification number is the fingerprint of each email.”

Google cuts fake ad blockers from Chrome Store: Were you among 20 million fooled? (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Google cuts fake ad blockers from Chrome Store: Were you among 20 million fooled?. “A researcher has uncovered five malicious ad-blocker extensions on the Chrome Web Store that were installed by 20 million Chrome users before Google removed them. The bogus ad blockers were discovered by researchers at AdGuard, a Moscow-based maker of ad-blocking and anti-tracking tech.”

CBC: Political campaigns are targeting you on Facebook. Help us find out how.

CBC: Political campaigns are targeting you on Facebook. Help us find out how.. “Around 23 million Canadians use Facebook every month, and with elections looming in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick and a federal campaign next year, those users will no doubt be besieged by political ads on the social media platform. But unlike on TV and radio, political ads online are not strictly regulated.”

Lifehacker: Visit New Places Every Day in Your Browser with This Google Earth Extension

Lifehacker: Visit New Places Every Day in Your Browser with This Google Earth Extension. “Not every Chrome or Firefox extension you use has to be one-hundred-percent dedicated to productivity or utility. Sometimes, it’s just nice to look at something pretty. And in the case of Earth View from Google Earth (Chrome, Firefox), I don’t really care if it eats up my browser’s memory or otherwise impacts its performance in any way. It makes me happy, and it’ll make you happy too—exactly why this is our Extension of the Week.”