[tbb-bugs] #25018 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Block downloading of add-ons from mozilla or any websites.

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Thu Jan 25 08:28:57 UTC 2018

#25018: Block downloading of add-ons from mozilla or any websites.
     Reporter:  cypherpunks               |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect                    |     Status:  new
     Priority:  High                      |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Critical                  |   Keywords:
Actual Points:                            |  Parent ID:  #25000
       Points:                            |   Reviewer:
      Sponsor:                            |
 1. Block download of XPI files.
 2. Remove "add from file" menu from about:add-on.

 Because maybe the user wants something that isn't supposed to be allowed
 by default.

 In a sense that is like arguing that Noscript shouldn't by default block
 scripts, "break" pages and require the user to do something to view other
 people's webpages.
 Is that sensible?

 I mean I hope there is a workaround for you to get what you want, but
 acting like a browser-bundle focused around security is completely "off
 base" in enforcing that (for instance) unknown things don't get to write
 to a file/filesystem in that manner is maybe a bit "demanding".

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25018>
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