What Is Browser Extension?
Browser Extension Definition
Short definition: A small piece of software that enhances the functionalities of a web browser. Also called “plug-in” and “add-on”.
Similar to other programs, browser extensions can be coded to exploit certain software vulnerabilities that let hackers infect computer systems with malware. Тhese programs can also be used for the activation of different types of tracking technologies, like cookies, tags, pixels, geolocators and others. All these types of objects can obtain information from web browsers. Their presence on a device could result in unsolicited data collection.
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