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Post Posted January 26th, 2020, 10:20 am


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Post Posted January 26th, 2020, 10:38 am

Don't worry, soon we'll be down to half a dozen, approved and supplied by MozCo Central Control.
Nice to see that WebExtensions are less vulnerable to shady developers than Security Risk 'legacy' ones were.
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Post Posted January 26th, 2020, 1:41 pm

This is really nothing new.
Long been nothing but a wack-a-mole response by Mozilla.
Mozilla goes out of its way to not bring this type of thing to light. Purposely obscuring & making obtuse bug reports.
Any type of this malicious behavior only (well mostly) comes to light when Mozilla is notified - by others.
As in Mozilla does nothing on the front-end to thwart it.
And as noted below, really there is no need to do anything, because "webextensions are less vulnerable to shady developers" (lol).

Nice to see that WebExtensions are less vulnerable to shady developers than Security Risk 'legacy' ones were.

:lol: :clap:

soon we'll be down to half a dozen, approved and supplied by MozCo Central Control

While they are, were, might be, this "approved" list, who knows where that stands?
I'm guessing, being truthful is too hard to accept, so stating something like: "this is not a recommended extension. make sure you trust it before installing." isn't politically correct.

Currently (since last day or two), I no longer see that message?
Yet others still do?

Me: https://i.postimg.cc/3xP2CqBD/Firefox-A ... w-safe.png
Others: https://i.imgur.com/Ph7R4GX.png


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Post Posted January 26th, 2020, 2:31 pm

Test Pilot approved... :P

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https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/09/1 ... work-beta/

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