'As Mozilla continues to try to make it safer than ever to use
Firefox, the organization has updated its Add-on Policy so that any
updates that include obfuscated code are explicitly banned. Mozilla
has also set out in plain terms its blocking process for add-ons and
extensions. While there is nothing surprising here, the clarification
should mean that there are fewer causes for disputes when an add-on is
blocklisted. The updated Add-on policy comes into force on June 10, so
add-on developers have a little more than a month to take note of the
changes and comply. Mozilla says that the move is designed to help it
better deal with malicious extensions.
Mozilla also plans to be more aggressive towards taking down
extensions that break its policies, with a heavy focus on security
issues. ZDNet adds:
[...] Starting with June 10, Mozilla's team will also be more
aggressive in blocking and disabling Firefox add-ons in users'
browsers that are found to be violating one of the company's
policies."We will continue to block extensions for intentionally
violating our policies, critical security vulnerabilities, and will
also act on extensions compromising user privacy or circumventing user
consent or control," Nieman said.'
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/05/02/1653228
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 858-5174