Extensions at War
The conflict seems to be resolved now to one degree or another but it is interesting to observe the whole situation and also draw important conclusions. Therefore, I’ve got several points I would like to bring to the table:
- More examples of similar nature will follow. Keep an eye on Facebook, Apple AppStore, Firefox and other platforms that allow 3rd-party components to be displayed, downloaded and executed.
- Unless platform vendors do something about it, they could become the next hot spot for all sorts of interesting malware.
It is also very interesting to see the extend to which extension developers will go in order to protect their userbase. After all, larger userbase equals more money. And with more people looking to quickly cache in, the battlefield is truly changing for better or worse.