Hackers Loading Fake Facebook Apps in Chrome Web Store

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agnickolov

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It's no wonder the industry is trying to shift over to pure HTML5 -- it just doesn't seem safe to download and install anything anymore.
In reality, HTML5 would make it even easier to do all those things to a site like Facebook...
 

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people are stupid, i wouldnt install an extension or even apps to my phone if it didnt at least have a couple of thousand comments i could read though to make sure it worked and just did as it was meant to
 

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It's no wonder the industry is trying to shift over to pure HTML5
Seriously, does the writer of this article have any grasp or understanding of HTML5 (or just plain web) technology?

As agnickolov said
In reality, HTML5 would make it even easier to do all those things to a site like Facebook...
Very true..
 

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I love Google's open store concept, but the problem this article speaks to is huge. There is a ton of crap in the Chrome Web Store. Just run a search for Angry Birds. Dozens of illegitimate extensions will show up right along with the one that is legitimate. Something should be done. I think Google should create some sort of verified status to highlight known safe and legitimate extensions and apps. I think that would help without breaking the open nature of the store.
 

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If Firefox can do a virus scan on every downloaded file you would think Google marketplace/Play store, could do something similar with uploaded apps. Seems like they could throw out anything with a mild heuristics threat detection.
 
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