Google sets $5 developer signup fee for Chrome extensions

By Matthew
Aug 19, 2010
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  1. Hoping to stem the tide of fraudulent extensions, Google has instituted two new security measures, including a one-time $5 signup fee. Since introducing extensions to Chrome, the gallery has accumulated some 6,000 add-ons and over 10 million are downloaded every month. Despite existing security features, malicious software still makes its way into the gallery and Google believes charging people to publish their work will help block the garbage.

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  2. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Weird. Does Mozilla have this problem? If so, I've never noticed it!
  3. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    5 bucks is not going to stop malware developers that get far more than that out of multiple computers under their control.
  4. kyosuke

    kyosuke TS Rookie Posts: 47

    oh man $5 to stop malware oh wait people who signed up before 11am yesterday ... wouldn't that mean the people who already created the malware will still have access to make new malware? Also wouldn't this lead the way for more password hacks?
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,920   +178

  6. This is just a money grab!!! Darn it, they wont stop squeezing the developers...

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