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Firefox 17 Will Boost Add-On Security

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Add-ons are a big part of the Firefox experience for many users of Mozilla's popular browser, and just recently we saw the number of add-ons downloaded so far cross the 3 billion mark.

Now, it looks like Mozilla is working to make those add-ons more secure than ever.

“Add-ons often need to interact with page content, and mixing privileged and unprivileged code can be a tricky thing to get right without compromising security,” explained Jorge Villalobos, Mozilla's add-ons developer relations lead, in a post on the Add-Ons Blog on Monday. “Unintentionally exposing privileged objects to Web content is a major security concern.”

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