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How to prevent installation of Google Chrome extensions

You can prevent the installation of Google chrome extensions on a Desktop?
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How to build the End-to-End GPG extension for Chrome [closed]

In June 2014, Google announced work on a Chrome extension for Gmail to provide End-to-End email encryption using GPG. Has anyone managed to build this extension? I've followed the build instructions ...
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Chrome opening and immediately closing a tab after clicking SOME links [closed]

A few days ago I installed OSX 10.8 on a clean disk, and moved some of the old apps and data form the old to the new one. I've noticed that Chrome exibited an odd behaviour: when clicking some links, ...
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Firefox vs. Chrome extensions: Which are---ceteris paribus---more secure?

As an 'extension' to earlier questions on this topic (for instance here and here), What makes Firefox extensions (appear) more secure than Chrome extensions? Do they just appear to be more secure, ...
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Is Google Chrome Extension access to SSL certificate validation output possible?

I want to develop an extension which will stop an user from proceeding to any banking site (configurable by user) if a proxy like paros is seating in between sending fake certificate to user. My ...
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Do Chrome/browser extensions break the tab sandbox?

So, as far as I know, Chrome and possibly other browsers have a very low privilege process spawned for every tab. How do browser extensions interact in regard to this sandboxing? I'm not talking ...
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Is Vimium (Chrome extension) really safe?

I really like the Chrome extension Vimium. It significantly speeds up surfing for power users. However, when you install it, Chrome warns you because this extension injects JS code on every page you ...
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Injecting information in a web page (Gmail). Does it raise security problem?

I am developing a Google Chrome extension which encrypts/decrypts emails for Gmail users. So, I detect encrypted emails when the user opens an email on using tags. Once an encrypted email has been ...
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Are official browser add-ons really safe?

Almost any browser addon/extension that I install on my Chrome or Firefox (be it Firebug, RESTClient, ...) warns me, saying: It [the add-on] can: Access your data on all website Access ...
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Any tool for scanning vulnerabilities in browser extensions?

I am scanning browser extensions of Chrome and Firefox for vulnerabilities. Is there any tool which would help me do this?
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1answer
387 views

How do I check the code of a Chrome extension to make sure it's not stealing my info?

I've been reading more and more about just how much access browser extensions can have to your data. This is a little unsettling, so I'm curious if there is a way to Vet these extensions and make sure ...
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Why do Chrome extensions need access to 'all my data' and 'browsing activity'?

Often I install simple add-ons for Google Chrome. However, they almost all need what appears to me as excessive access to my data. For instance, I install an extension that allows me to click on any ...
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Are Google Chrome Extensions vulnerable?

I've just discovered this: You can create IFRAME pointing to "chrome-extension://" protocol You can access IFRAME content with jQuery Does this mean, I'm able to use badly written Chrome ...