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NoScript and other popular Firefox add-ons open millions to new attack

Unlike many browsers, Firefox doesn't always isolate an add-on’s functions and as a result are opening millions of end users to a new type of attack that can surreptitiously execute malicious code and steal sensitive data, a team of researchers reported.

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NarooN2485d ago

Well I'm never gonna go and blindly install a random add-on that I don't even know about, so assuming most users are like me in that respect, we don't have much to worry about.

wannabe gamer2485d ago

Sorry to break it to you...but we have a lot to worry about.

Soldierone2485d ago

Not really. Unless these add ons are somehow sneaking in another way. Most people install adblocker and noscript and leave it at that. There is no need to go further and start downloading random no name ones.

wannabe gamer2481d ago

i meant that there are alot of people that just blindly click and install anything. ive worked in IT for a while so trust me ive seen people do some dumb things and then repeat them repeatedly as if they just cant understand they are causing the problem

Soldierone2485d ago

If websites would stop with their autoplay videos I wouldn't need noscript installed.... It's so annoying reading an article then out of the blue a video along the side starts yelling at you....

NarooN2485d ago

This. Stuff like adblock/ublock and noscript have been godsends in improving the browsibility of the web. Got so tired of intrusive ads and autoplaying media elements. Stylish is another good one for certain websites in terms of design -- it's nice to be able to download dark themes for some sites that otherwise look like a nuclear explosion going off, way too blinding.