The new Microsoft Edge browser is based on Chromium, the same engine that powers Google Chrome, so it’s capable of running any extension published in the Chrome Web Store. But at the same time, Microsoft also maintains its own add-on stores where the company says it’s only publishing recommended extensions that have been previously verified and validated for its browser. Only that just like it happens in the case of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge extensions are prone to various infections that could end up with users being exposed. And this is what happened recently when malicious code was discovered in a clone of the more famous Dark Reader extension.
Source: Softpedia News