Google To Warn of Chrome Extensions From New or Untrusted Developers

Google says it will scan the extensions users install in their Chrome browsers and warn users if they are adding an extension from a new or untrusted developer. From a report:

The new extension scanning feature will be part of a Google security feature called Enhanced Safe Browsing, which Google added to Chrome in May last year. Google says trusted developers are those who adhere to the Chrome Web Store Developer Program Policies. “For new developers, it will take at least a few months of respecting these conditions to become trusted,” the browser maker said in a blog post today. Currently, Google said that almost 75% of all extensions hosted on the Chrome Web Store were developed by “trusted developers.” For the rest, the browser will show an alert like the one below if users had enabled Enhanced Safe Browsing in their Chrome settings page.