|19 May 2011||#1|
| || |
Firefox add-on with 7m downloads can invade privacy
A high-rated Firefox extension with more than 7 million downloads secretly collects data about every website the open-source browser visits and combines it with uniquely traceable information tied to the user, an independent security researcher said.
The undisclosed behavior of the Ant Video Downloader and Player add-on takes place even when the Firefox private browsing mode is turned on or when users are availing themselves of anonymity services such as Tor. The add-on carries a rating of four out of five possible stars and gets an average of almost 7,000 downloads per day, according to official Mozilla statistics.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Firefox add-on with 7m downloads can invade privacy|
|All downloads failing, firefox/IE they just disappear.||General Discussion|
|Downloads FireFox only downloads partial files?!||Performance & Maintenance|
|Firefox 3.6.2 Next, 3.6 at over 22.6 Million Downloads.||Browsers & Mail|
|Firefox, Opera downloads soar after IE warnings.||Browsers & Mail|
|Privacy Center Rogue Antivirus Copies Microsoft Privacy||Security News|
|Firefox reaches 1 billion downloads||Chillout Room|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 AM.