[tbb-bugs] #16688 [Tor Browser]: Mozilla Firefox security settings

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Wed Jul 29 14:49:05 UTC 2015

#16688: Mozilla Firefox security settings
 Reporter:  900909090    |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  new
 Priority:  major        |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Keywords:               |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:               |         Points:
 Found this online, may already have implemented some settings but some may
 not have already


 Open about:config to find some spyware crap:
 There is a built-in module in Firefox that improves your security, but
 steals your privacy and anonymity. The module reports what you download to
 Google servers to check if the file is infected with any kind of malware.

 browser.safebrowsing.appRepURL (Blank)
 browser.safebrowsing.downloads.enabled (False)
 browser.safebrowsing.enabled (False)
 browser.safebrowsing.gethashURL (Blank)
 browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled (False)
 browser.safebrowsing.malware.reportURL (Blank)
 browser.safebrowsing.reportErrorURL (Blank)
 browser.safebrowsing.reportGenericURL (Blank)
 browser.safebrowsing.reportMalwareErrorURL (Blank)
 browser.safebrowsing.reportMalwareURL (Blank)
 browser.safebrowsing.reportPhishURL (Blank)
 browser.safebrowsing.reportURL (Blank)
 browser.safebrowsing.updateURL (Blank)
 services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.safebrowsing.enabled (False)
 services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled (False)

 Gentoo recommend using xombrero. In order to compile it well you must
 compile webkit-gtk disabling all USE flags. Their good manual is here:

 Gentoo people also recommend against systemd and libvirt things."

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16688>
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