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Windows 7: Google removes two Chrome ad blocker extensions caught cookie stuffing

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Google removes two Chrome ad blocker extensions caught cookie stuffing

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Google has removed today two extensions from the Chrome Web Store. The two extensions were fully functional ad blockers, but they tried to deceive users by using the names of other more reputable ad blocker extensions.

But besides using misleading names to hijack and deceive other extensions' userbases, the two -- AdBlock by "AdBlock, Inc" and uBlock by "Charlie Lee" -- were also caught performing cookie stuffing.

Cookie stuffing is an old technique where a website or browser extension adds extra information to a user's cookie. The technique is often used in affiliate marketing to hijack traffic from its legitimate source.


Read more: Google removes two Chrome ad blocker extensions caught 'cookie stuffing' | ZDNet


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I use Adblocker Ultimate. Is this also Cookie Stuffing?
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckhig View Post
I use Adblocker Ultimate. Is this also Cookie Stuffing?
I haven't used Adblocker Ultimate, but only the two mentioned above were caught cookie stuffing.

I use the legit version of AdBlock (from getadblock.com not the fake one mentioned above), and it's still available on the chrome store. And uBlock Origin is still available too.

Those in the pic were just made to mimic the legit versions.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
ShadouFox

Windows-7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Never trust Googol
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