Be aware, a browser extension could steal all your money on steemit!

in #steem7 years ago (edited)

Hello Steemit Users,

while talking to my friends today about steemit, i found out, that a lot of people are not aware of the risk, while installing a browser extension.

A browser extension for chrome or firefox has a lot of rights:

  • Read content of the website you are surfing
  • Manipulate the content
  • Change the url
  • and much more ...

What does it mean for steemit? Well theoretically someone could steel your keys or password!
(with only ~ 5 lines of code)

So don't install any chrome extension, that can read anything on http://steemit.com !

But wait, arent their even extensions, that can read all content on all websites? - Sadly yes!

Worse-case scenario:

  • You install a chrome extension that can read everything on any website you visit.
    (Maybe an enhancement for a other site)
  • The chrome extension is than capturing your input data (like personal data, passwords) from steemit
  • The extension is sending your data to the developer
  • He is now withdrawing your money

So what should you do?

  • Trust the developer?
  • Don't install any browser extension?
  • Surf only in incognito browser mode with no extensions on?

My advice:
If you have a lot of money, surf only in incognito browser mode, with no extensions on!

What are your opinions?

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use Edge! haha jk

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