How to Analyze Web Browser Extensions for Possible Malware & Other Malicious Activity

Browser extensions are extremely useful since they can expand web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox beyond their built-in features. However, we don't always know who's behind a browser add-on or what it's doing beyond what's advertised. That's where ExtAnalysis comes into play. ExtAnalysis will unpack an extension so that we can see what's really going on inside. To start using it, you just need to use either Chrome or Firefox, as well as an extension you want to investigate for possible malicious background activities. We'll be examining a Firefox extension from a computer... more