Warning – Counter-strike: Global Offensive Chrome extensions may be hiding nasties

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 22:27 GMT

A gentle reminder to be careful what you download and install.


Counter-strike: Global Offensive players are advised to avoid a number of Chrome extensions which have been found to contain malicious code.

As reported by Blaze’s Security Blog, a group of apparently helpful extensions – an auto-gambling bot, a theme changer – can and will highjack your trades and empty your Steam inventory, presumably to profit their creator.

This seems like a good time to remind us all that third-party tools released through third-party marketplaces or distributors should always be treated with suspicion – especially if they’re free or seem too good to be true.

Thanks, Blue’s News.

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