This is the relevant part of my manifest.json file:

"content_scripts": [
      "css": ["style.css"],
      "matches": [
      "js": ["jquery-3.5.1.min.js", "content.js""]

I noticed that now I have jquery on every page I go to and I was wondering if it's a security concern. I don't do anything fishy but I wonder whether some sites could try to exploit having jquery in scope.

My extension is supposed to work on every page so I can't blacklist certain sites.

I downloaded jquery from the official CDN once and it's now in my extension.


1 Answer 1


No, you don't have to worry about it.

Having jQuery in your extension doesn't pose any security risk. Javascript is used to run the code on the client-side of the browser if any malicious website wants to run JS on a system, they can embed it within their evil website itself; They don't have to rely on an extension to provide jQuery to do malicious things.

As @pcalkins pointed out in the comment, the browser is sandboxed and even extensions cannot execute anything outside of that.

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