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Firefox 3 add-on blocklist remotely disables Firefox add-ons
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 10:23:06 -0700


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From: Sunil Garg [sunil () sunilgarg com]
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 1:13 PM
To: David Farber
Subject: Firefox 3 add-on blocklist remotely disables Firefox add-ons

Relevant to the current iPhone discussion on IP:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Add-ons+Blocklist

When an add-on prevents Firefox from working properly it is put on the blocklist by Mozilla. These add-ons cannot be 
installed on Firefox.

If you try to install a blocklisted add-on, Firefox will display a message that will inform you of the danger. Common 
examples of this message are "The extension ... is known to be dangerous, and can't be installed."

If the add-on was already installed before being blocklisted, it will be disabled and the Add-ons window will display 
the text "Disabled for your protection."

The current blocklist is at: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/blocklist/

-Sunil



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