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Submission + - Websites can detect what Chrome extensions you've installed (kotowicz.net)

dsinc writes: A Polish security researcher, Krzysztof Kotowicz makes an worrisome entry in his blog: with a few lines of Javascript, any web site could list the extensions installed in Chrome (and the other browsers of the Chromium family).

Proof of concept is provided here: http://koto.github.com/blog-kotowicz-net-examples/chrome-addons/enumerate.html

As there are addons which deal with very personal things like pregnancy or religion, the easiness of access to those very private elements of your life is really troubling.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson