Mozilla Extirpates 23 Firefox Add-Ons

[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.

 

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