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Hola browser extension should be uninstalled, researchers say

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    Security researchers contend the developer of a popular browser extension has not fixed vulnerabilities they found, and are recommending users should get rid of it.

    The free extension, from Israel-based Hola, is a peer-to-peer program that routes people’s Internet traffic through other Hola users’ computers. It can let users watch geoblocked content by routing traffic through the authorized region or offer greater anonymity, similar to Tor, when Web browsing. It has been downloaded millions of times.

    Last week, a group of nine researchers launched a website called ”Adios, Hola!” that describes several flaws affecting the Hola Unblocker Windows client, the extension for Firefox and Chrome, and its Android application.

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