Chrome Extension Caught Hijacking Users' Browsers

Google has intervened and banned the Better History Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store after users reported that it started taking over their browsing experience and redirecting them to pages showing ads.

First signs that something was wrong appeared when users updated from version 3.9.7 to 3.9.8 after they were prompted for an extra permission to “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit.”

Soon after that, users started reporting that when they clicke… (read more)
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