Google Chrome extensions - Security question
by pamelad - 1/30/11 1:23 AM
When installing extensions in Chrome, I get warnings before downloading, such as:
"This extension can access all data on your computer and the websites you visit," and, "This extension can access your data on all websites and your browsing history." Exactly what do these mean? Literally "all data," including encrypted passwords, private messages, etc.?
I have only installed two extensions because of this, and both were from long-known, trusted sources, but I got these warnings even with these.
Am I being overly cautious? I want to try a few other extensions.
Is there any Chrome extension that can access sensitive data on my computer, such as passwords? What about keylogging, such when I enter a password into a secure website? If so, what are the warning signs?
I run Norton AV nearly constantly, and it didn't complain when I downloaded and installed the two extensions. I haven't seen any problems, but am concerned.