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Google plots death of inline installation for Chrome extensions

Google plots death of inline installation for Chrome extensions

Google said on Tuesday that they have plans to discontinue inline installation of browser extensions on chrome, by what code on third-party websites can trigger installation of extensions from Chromes web store.

The plan will be implemented in stages, following a series of complaints in the past few years about malicious extension be distributed from Chromes web store.

Google has written a research paper on the efforts of cleansing their web store. According to the research almost 10 percent of extensions on the Chrome store from 2012 – 2015 were malicious.

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