Cyber security is probably one of the most important issues of our age. Attackers continue to discover new techniques and they improve every day, so major companies need to refine their products constantly. Google is considered a tech expert, but it still has its flaws when it comes to malware detection.
In the past, there have been some issues with Google Play Store, but it appears that Google also needs to focus its attention on Google Chrome. While the browser is one of the safest ones out there, one of its major issues are extensions.
Many malicious coders are beginning to use extensions as a Trojan horse for negative codes. Recently there have been many cases where users discovered that certain extensions used their computers to mine for cryptocurrencies. This affected the performance of the computers, but the strange thing is that those extensions managed to pass Google’s scans.
Experts are complaining about these flaws
Many security experts have already warned Google about its weaknesses and they even proposed solutions for them. However, there were no changes, and Google did not even acknowledge them. Danish computer student Maxim Kjaer wrote a blog post that criticised Google’s security “The current malware detection on the Chrome Web Store is a joke. Currently, all it takes to get around it is to download the payload on installation rather than shipping with it. This has been the case for years now, and it doesn’t seem like Google is doing much about it.”
And Kjaer is not the only one that is not happy with Google’s techniques. Lawrence Abrams from Bleeping Computer discovered a harmful Chrome extension and he announced Google. Despite this, the extension remained in the Chrome Webstore for another two days.