Google removed plug-ins that offered as crypto wallet plugins but accessed user data. It was announced that 49 plugins were removed in total.
Google reviews crypto wallet plugins
With the spread of cryptocurrencies today, more and more people are starting to use crypto wallets. Google Chrome provides users with easy access to crypto wallets with add-ons.
Harry Denley, security director of the MyCrypto platform, said they were investigating crypto wallets in Chrome. After this review, Denley said they discovered extensions that look like cryptocurrency wallets, but not secure, such as Ledger, Trezor, Jaxx, Electrum, MyEtherWallet.
According to Denley’s description, these plugins first access users’ information. After the follow-up phase, it passes to the testing phase and funds are tried to be stolen automatically through these plugins. It is stated that these 49 plugins belong to a group based in Russia and all of them may be executed from a single point.
Google removed these 49 crypto wallet plug-ins after detecting the related security issue. However, no official statement has been made yet regarding this security issue in Chrome.