Mozilla Removes 23 Firefox Add-ons That Secretly Collect User Data

Mozilla Removes 23 Firefox Add-ons That Secretly Collect User Data

Mozilla engineer Rob Wu revealed last Friday that they have removed a total of 23 add-ons that secretly sent user data to remote servers.

This includes an add-on called Web Security which had recently been caught sending user browser histories to its servers in Germany.

Other add-ons such as Browser Security, Browser Privacy, and Browser Safety have been removed, and all of the banned add-ons have been disabled.

It is estimated that over 500,000 users had at least one of the offending add-ons installed inside their Firefox browser.

 

Source: Bleeping Computer

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