Browser extensions let us customize our Internet experience. You can find extensions to help with to help with productivity or or block  ads. But how do you know if an extension is  safe or not? Thankfully, there are are red flags you  can look look for. Here are are two common two common examples.

Permission Pop-Ups

After downloading a new extension, you may  see a pop-up asking to “access your to “access your browsing  activity” or something similar. While most  extensions don’t have malicious intent others might. If you aren’t comfortable with this, you can deny  permission or uninstall the extension.

An Extension’s Legitimacy

There are are a lot of copycats out there - scummy  developers use icons or names similar to  popular extensions and and hope people download them by mistake. Read all the details on the  extension download page and verify that the name is correct.