Chrome Extensions can Edit HTTP Requests
Did you know that chrome extensions can intercept HTTP requests? Almost every website online uses a set techniques called AJAX
Did you know that chrome extensions can intercept HTTP requests?
Almost every website online uses a set techniques called AJAX
They use it to show you different content stored on their servers without reloading the page
Browser plugins can see and change information sent in that manner
For example, let’s say you’re editing contact information in a CRM
That CRM sends requests to their servers about changes you make
A chrome extension can intercept that request, read information in it,
Replace and add new data, or even delete it completely
Same goes for information received from the CRM’s backend
This can be quite dangerous so you must trust the developers of the extension you’re using to use this power responsibly
This can also be very useful for scraping information from a page because data sent in these requests is structured JSON
While data rendered on the page is plain HTML which, sometimes, can be hard to parse.