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ShowIP Firefox add-on surreptitiously leaks data

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:52 AM

A Firefox add-on called ShowIP has been sending the URLs of pages the user has visited to a marketing company without displaying a warning even if the user was surfing in "Private Browsing" mode. More on the story here: Firefox add-on exposes visited URLs

For users who want to see the IP of the site they're visiting, I suggest installing this add-on instead which achieves the same goal and more: Flagfox It adds the country flag of the page you're on to the end of the Firefox Location Bar. Hovering the mouse over that reveals the IP address and country location. Similarly, right clicking the flag allows the user to check WHOIS, WOT and various other useful functions.

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