O Google acaba de colocar em prática uma nova política da Web Store em relação às extensões do Chrome que exploram criptomoedas. Houve um aumento significativo nas extensões maliciosas, and the technology giant has decided to ban any such extension that harms users.
Developers Failed to Comply – Google Is Banning Their Mining Extensions
Até recentemente, only extensions that were exclusively designed for mining and were informing users in advance for this were allowed on Chrome Web Store. Até agora, Chrome Web Store policy has permitted cryptocurrency mining in extensions as long as it is the extension’s single purpose, and the user is adequately informed about the mining behavior, a empresa disse.
Contudo, it turns out that nearly 90 percent of the extensions that contain mining scripts failed to comply with Google’s policies. These extensions were either rejected or removed from the store.
As a result of the developers’ failure to follow the rules, the tech giant’s browser will no longer accept extensions designed to mine cryptocurrencies. além disso, even the existing mining extensions will be removed from the web store, and this will be done in late June.
“The extensions platform provides powerful capabilities that have enabled our developer community to build a vibrant catalog of extensions that help users get the most out of Chrome,” Google added.
As to why Google is taking such extreme measures – the versatile character of the platform and the capabilities it offers have been widely abused by malicious developers at the expense of users. The changes about to be implemented serve to ensure that Chrome users will stay safe while using the browser and its variety of extensions.
This is yet another step that the tech giant has taken towards making their users feel more protected while browsing with Chrome. In February it was announced that any web page lacking a security certificate (HTTPS) e ser servido através de HTTP vai ser marcado como não seguro pelo navegador Chrome. A mudança está prevista para ocorrer em julho deste ano.