[Aug 18, 2018]
Mozilla has extirpated 23 Firefox add-ons that pried in on clients and sent their information to remote servers, as affirmed by the Bleeping PC.
The blocked add-ons even incorporate “Web Security, which was found sending users’ browsing histories to a server situated in Germany and remained at the center of a controversy this week.
At the time, Mozilla engineers guaranteed that they would audit the add-on’s conduct. Be that as it may, following the underlying report, a few users announced other add-ons displaying identical data collection patterns, some of which sent data to the same server as “Web Security”.
Cyber Security Tips:
- Firefox users are strongly recommended to update their browser to the latest version, if they haven’t yet.