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A Fake Adblock Plus Chrome Extension Racked Up 37,000 Downloads

It should be troubling to Google and users of Chrome in general that this extension made it into the store. The post A Fake Adblock Plus Chrome Extension Racked Up 37,000 Downloads appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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