The Dangers of Browser Extensions

Browser extensions can be a lot more dangerous than people realize.
They can monitor your activities, steal your data, or even log your keystrokes and passwords.

In this video we explain how browser extensions work, what you be wary of, and how to use them safely. We also dive into the history of browser extensions and plugins.

00:00: Intro
00:48: What is a Browser Extension?
01:27: Plug-ins vs Extensions
03:38: Rise of Extensions
05:54: Danger of Extensions
07:20: Malicious Extensions
08:29: Hackers
08:51: Repurposed Extensions
09:23: Uninformed Users
09:52: Bad Code
10:24: Good side of extensions
12:40: How to Stay Safe

There are some awesome extensions out there that can make your browsing experience better and safer, just make sure you’re not installing a trojan horse filled with trouble just waiting to get into your computer.

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Recommended Books:

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Lightening to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!! (or don’t use them at all)