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20th January 2021 Issue no. 541
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AVG puts Chrome users at risk with security-compromising browser extension, says Google
Web security firm AVG has come under fire from Google, accused of offering a Chrome browser extension that directly compromises security, according to the publication Computing.
The ironic accusation came from an employee of Google Security Research, who reported AVG's "AVG Web TuneUp" Chrome extension - which apparently now has almost nine million active users - after concerns the extension could be used to remotely execute code, as well as publicly expose browsing history.
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