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New Mozilla Feature Blocks Risky Add-Ons on Specific Websites to Safeguard User Security

July 10, 2023

Mozilla has announced that some add-ons may be blocked from running on certain sites as part of a new feature called Quarantined Domains.

“We have introduced a new back-end feature to only allow some extensions monitored by Mozilla to run on specific websites for various reasons, including security concerns,” the company said in its Release Notes for Firefox 115.0 released last week.

The company said the openness afforded by the add-on ecosystem could be exploited by malicious actors to their advantage.

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