Popular Adblocker extension found to be malicious

Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender is installed in 300,000 web browsers was abandoned by it’s author Hugo Xu because he lacked time to maintain it.  The new authors, according to uBlock Origin developer Raymond Hill, introduced malicious code that will “…surreptitiously upload your browsing data in a remotely configurable way. Remotely configurable means that there was no need to update the extensions to modify the list of websites whose data would be stolen. In fact, the list of websites is unknown at this time as it was remotely configured. There are many reports of users’ Instagram accounts being affected, however.


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