Browser extensions are a double-edged sword. They can greatly enhance your browsing sessions with grammar checks, price comparisons, memory optimizations, or by blocking unwanted content and annoyances. But often enough, extensions turn out to be security risks, with a recent example being The Great Suspender, a RAM-saving extension that fell from grace after its original developer sold it.

Google is looking to improve the situation with a new suite of protection measures first launched with Chrome 91 as part of its Enhanced Safe Browsing program. Some more improvements are headed to downloads.

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