AVG puts Chrome users at risk with security-compromising browser extension, says Google

Charlee Gothard
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Requests permissions that mitigate attacks, reports Google employee

Web security firm AVG has come under fire from Google, accused of offering a Chrome browser extension that directly compromises security. The ironic accusation came from an employee of Google Se...

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