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Another plugin worth mentioning is Request Policy (Continued). It blocks all requests from a website to other domains than the one currently show in you address bar, but directly after installation, it has whitelisted some common third party domains. It is probably harder to use than the other plugins, since many web pages do not work without adding some ...


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There have been a few incidences of add-ons in the Experimental category being found to have malware. I seem to remember the Thai dictionary addon being found malicious even after approval, but interestingly I cannot find any supporting links at the moment. From the Mozilla blog: Two experimental add-ons, Version 4.0 of Sothink Web Video Downloader and ...


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Another plugin worth mentioning is Privacy Badger. It's fairly new, but from the EFF, to which I would trust not to do any bad stuff. It's also fairly intelligent since it's not using Blacklist which is always a race against tracker vendors, but uses an algorithm to determine what it should block. I'm using it and am pretty happy with it. The only downside ...


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You can prevent Ghostery from selling your data by opting out of the Ghost Rank feature. The feature is opt-in, so if you didn't already opt in there is nothing you need to do. It is then safe for you to use. Using a clone of Ghostery which is identical in every aspect except not having the Ghost Rank feature would make no practical difference from running ...


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The CVE you provided contains a link to a tweet from Greg Linares that shows the cause of this vulnerability is a use-after-free within Internet Explorer. Use-after-free vulnerabilities happen when a program frees a chunk of memory while still holding a reference to the freed memory. Although Firefox and Chrome both have their own Javascript ...


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First, I edited your question following your comment to @FiascoLabs answer regarding the fact you are talking about SFTP instead of FTP. Coming back to your question properly: can a server which SFTP credentials were kept in a windows machine using Firefox be considered already compromised? I prefer to discuss this question from different sides. ...


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Are you waiting to find out? Change passwords and regenerate any certificates you use to connect. Especially if any program you use appears in that list. Clock's ticking. And pretty much accept that if you use FTP, you compromise your credentials every time you connect, FTP sends passwords and login names in cleartext. And .ppk files are plaintext ...


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Firefox doesn't have an option to turn of iframes in about:config, see this bug report. It's also not that likely that it will get that option anytime soon, seeing that this issue was first reported 15 years ago. You could disable iframes without plugins by using custom CSS (iframe { display: none !important; }). This would be done via an CSS file in ...


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There are several possibilities here: A tab in Firefox has a website that keeps connecting and refreshing an internal IP address. That might be a home NAS appliance that by coincidence has the same IP with your computer A Javascript script from a legitimate website attempts to scan the internal network using Cross Origin Requests or WebSockets. This ...



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