Chrome Gives Users Better Control Over Extensions Permissions

One of the best things about using Google Chrome is that it has a wide range of extensions that you can utilize for the purposes of improving your overall user experience. However, there are some security issues that can occur through the use of extensions, with one of the biggest ones being that if an extension has certain permissions it can potentially be exploited to access your system since it would now be a point of vulnerability.

There is also the ever present risk that the owner of an extension would try to use the permissions said extension has been granted for some unsavory purposes. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Google is trying to help users feel more secure while they use their favorite extensions by giving them more control over permissions and making it easier for users to see what permissions have been granted, as reported by ChromeStory.

This is being done through a new flag called Extensions Menu Access Control (chrome://flags/#extensions-menu-access-control). It is similar to the previous Extensions section that many users would already be used to, but it shows permissions more clearly and on top of that it also allows users to more easily control what permissions they want to grant and which ones they feel like they would be better off not allowing said extension to end up gaining access to.

Enabling this flag will make it show up on your toolbar. It will look like an eye which might concern some people since it is often associated with spying, but it is actually something that can protect you from being spied on with all things having been considered and taken into account. Many users are going to appreciate this because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up protecting them from cyber attacks.

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