These Chrome And Firefox Extensions Put Your Privacy At Risk
Geoffrey A. Fowler writing for The Washington Post
What he showed me made my jaw drop. Three examples:
- From DrChrono, a medical records service, we saw the names of patients, doctors, and even medications. From another service, called Kareo, we saw patient names.
- From Southwest, we saw the first and last names, as well as confirmation numbers, of people checking into flights. From United, we saw last names and passenger record numbers.
- From OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service, we saw a hundred documents named “tax.” We didn’t click on any of these links to avoid further exposing sensitive data.
Be careful which browser extensions you install and use.