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Honey browser extension was a security risk during the holiday season, says Amazon

01.10.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles
Honey browser extension was a security risk during the holiday season, says AmazonMillions of holiday deal hunters may have been hit with a strange warning from Amazon over the holidays. The browser extension Honey, a popular shopping aid that enables price comparisons between marketplaces, searches for discount codes, and offers myriad other ways to save a buck or two while online shopping, was flagged as a security risk for users who had it enabled when they checked Amazon in late December, according to a report from Wired.  According to Amazon, users should "uninstall [Honey] immediately" because it harvests data from its users as they shop online. This is curious, because Honey, which has 17 million users, was acquired by PayPal for $4 billion just a month prior to these warnings showing up. It frequently shows up on Chrome extension recommendation lists, including our own, and had never been flagged by Amazon prior to December. Read more... More about Amazon, Paypal, Online Shopping, Honey, and Holiday Shopping

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