Firefox 17 Will Boost Add-On Security
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.”