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Mozilla Extirpates 23 Firefox Add-Ons




Yesterday, Mozilla had 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," the security-centric add-on with more than 220,000 users, which was found sending users' browsing histories to a server situated in Germany and remained at the centre 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".

"The mentioned add-on has been taken down, together with others after I conducted a thorough audit of [the] add-ons, these add-ons are no longer available at AMO and [have been] disabled in the browsers of users who installed them," says Mozilla Browser Engineer and Add-on reviewer, Rob Wu.

Remaining true to its word though, after a brisk test, Mozilla incapacitated the Web Security add-on in a Firefox instance Bleeping Computer utilized two days ago for tests and made sure that users of any of the restricted add-ons will be displayed a warning in this way:



A bug report incorporates the rundown of each of the 23 add-ons by their IDs, and not by their names, in spite of this fact Bleeping Computer has successfully tracked down the names of some additional items.

Other than Web Security, other restricted add-ons incorporate Browser Security, Browser Privacy, and Browser Safety. These have been sending information to an indistinguishable server as Web Security, situated at 136.243.163.73.

As indicated by a rundown gave to Bleeping Computer by Wu, other banned add-ons include:

YouTube Download & Adblocker Smarttube
Popup-Blocker
Facebook Bookmark Manager
Facebook Video Downloader
YouTube MP3 Converter & Download
Simply Search
Smarttube - Extreme
Self-Destroying Cookies
Popup Blocker Pro
YouTube - Ad block
Auto Destroy Cookies
Amazon Quick Search
YouTube Adblocker
Video Downloader
Google No Track
Quick AMZ

More than 500,000 users had atleast one of these add-ons installed inside their Firefox browser.
In the warning message above, Mozilla diverts users to this page for clarifications,

Sending user data to remote servers unnecessarily, and potential for remote code execution. Suspicious account activity for multiple accounts on AMO.


NoScript Anywhere (NSA) Firefox Security Add on Available for Mobiles

NoScript Anywhere (NSA) is one of Famous Firefox Add on that provides protection from Cross site Scripting ,Clickjacking,etc. It blocks malicious script.  Now this extension is available for Mobile Operating systems also(Android and Maemo builds).

This is first complete version(NoScript 3 alpha 9) of Noscript extension for mobile. NSA provides features like Desktop version. Like Desktop version, You can allow javascript in trusted sites (whitelist) and block for all other sites(Blacklist).

Features:
  • Easy per-site active content permissions management.
  • The first and most powerful anti-XSS (cross-site scripting) filter available in a web browser.
  • ClearClick, the one and only effective client-side protection against Clickjackings available on the client side.
  • ABE (App Boundaries Enforcer), a true webapp firewall inside your mobile browser to protect your router and web applications against CSRF and DNS rebinding attacks.
  • Restartless: no need to restart after you install the add on.
  • new page permission editing UI, specifically redesigned for smartphone usage and easily accessible by tapping on a navigation bar icon.
Blocks XSS Attack(Malicious Javascript)

Blocks Clickjacking Attack

Install NSA 3 Alpha 9 now: