Honey browser extensions are gaining popularity with the public, but the technology is also being used to steal sensitive personal information, including the time of day you wake up and the time you turn on the lights, according to a new study.
In the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers found that the extension, which can be purchased for about $10 a month, allows users to automatically change their alarm for their day.
The extension also tracks the time and location of your alarm, and the browser extension automatically sets an alarm to turn off after 10 minutes, or the time it takes for your smartphone to be set to wake up, according the study.
The researchers also found that users were able to gain access to the alarm data by using an online browser to trick their phone into thinking that it was set to set a new alarm, which they could then use to open a new tab and view the alarm settings.
The study said the honey browser extensions were designed to make it easier for people to access sensitive information about themselves.
The Honey browser Extension is a free extension available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and can be installed on Android, iOS, and Windows, according a Google spokesperson.
The browser extension can also be installed as an add-on to Google Chrome for Mac or PC, which adds the extension to your browser.
Google said the extensions are not intended to harm the security of your account or personal information.
The Google spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNNMoney.