Google has announced several rules in order to make Chrome extension safer. In an announcement, Google has stated that the company will no longer tolerate ones that ask for powerful permissions for no reason, use external scripts, or obfuscate their code as many extensions request access to your browsing data.
Soon you will get the option to whitelist the sites they can view and manipulate access to your current page with a click. The new feature will come in Chrome 70, which is scheduled to launch later this month. It will also include other privacy-focused updates.
Google’s new Rules for Chrome Extension make it More Secured
Extensions that request full access to sites, will now be subject to additional review. Google said that the company will look closely at extensions that use remotely hosted code along with outgoing monitoring.
Additionally, there will be a more in-depth review process for extensions that ask you for “powerful permissions. The company is also more closely monitoring those with remotely hosted code.
Google is also planning to introduce an updated version of the extensions platform manifest. The aim behind the introduction of the updated version is to enable stronger security, privacy and performance guarantees. Next year, developers have to enable two-step verification on their Chrome Web Store accounts.