Often overlooked but increasingly becoming more and more important in your cyber aware and security requirements are the browser extension. Staff are often unaware of the risk these extensions can possess.
Thankfully gone are the days of browser toolbars (yes I’m sure some of you remember those) clogging up and throwing out adware. But sadly nowadays the new breed of malicious browser extensions can be even more deadly in their payload.
Browser extensions can really help improve our productivity.
They let you customise your browser to make it a more personalised experience.
But there’s a risk… how do you know the extensions you’re using are safe?
Malicious browser extensions are such a big problem that millions of people have installed them without realising it.
New research from one cyber security company claims more than 4 million of its customers have been attacked by adware in the last couple of years.
Adware doesn’t harm your computer. But it can change your start page, search engine, and redirect you to affiliate pages.
That way, the creators earn money from your purchases.
A greater risk is malware, designed to steal your login credentials and sensitive data.
This is a great time to make sure your team only downloads extensions from reputable places.
And maybe even look for ways to control which extensions are installed on your business’s browsers.
Contact us today. We’ve got plenty of ideas to make your business more efficient.