Some unofficial add-ons for Kodi open-source media player come with malware that mines for Monero cryptocurrency on Windows and Linux platforms.
In future versions of Firefox, the browser will display recommended browser extensions that are related to the site that a user is visiting. These extension will provide extra functionality to the site such as enhancing search functions, protecting a user's privacy, or performing some other behavior.
Mozilla announced today plans to remove all Firefox legacy add-ons from the official Mozilla add-ons portal later this year, in early October.
Mozilla removed today 23 Firefox add-ons that snooped on users and sent data to remote servers, a Mozilla engineer has told Bleeping Computer today.
Google and Mozilla have removed the Stylish browser extension from their respective add-on stores after the publication of a report this week that accused the extension of logging users' browser histories and sending the data to remote servers.
VirusTotal has released version 2.0 of their VTZilla Firefox extension so that it now supports Mozilla Quantum and includes additional features. With this release, VirusTotal added new features such as the ability to scan downloaded files automatically, scan links or pages, or enter a hash to pull up an existing report.
The Mozilla Foundation released today a Firefox add-on that isolates the Facebook website and all its domains to a separate "container," effectively stopping Facebook from tracking users across other websites on the Web.
A Firefox extension called Image Previewer was discovered today that not only displays popups, but also injects a Monero in-browser miner into Firefox. While we have seen numerous Chrome extensions injecting in-browser miners, this is the first time I have seen a Firefox addon with this behavior.
Mozilla took a bit of heat this week after the organization force-installed a Mr. Robot promotional add-on in some Firefox browsers.
Mozilla Firefox Quantum was released today and it's definitely better, but it also caused many popular add-ons to no longer work. This is because Quantum, or Firefox 57, switched to only supporting extensions designed under the WebExtensions API, which caused older extensions designed using other APIs to no longer be compatible.