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Old 25th February 2020
victorvas victorvas is offline
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Exclamation To trust uBlock Origin?

Since recent update uBlock Origin in Firefox asks for 2 new permissions: computer name and IP address.

Info: version 1.25.0 permission request

Dev's explanation - do you trust it?

The question is:
Can uBlock Origin be trusted?
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Old 25th February 2020
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This is one permission, not two.
This permission is related to innovations in ads&tracking industry - see thread "'Unblockable' web trackers emerge".

If you don't trust this extension then fine, uninstall it, but don't spread FUD without evidence. uBlock Origin is widely used open-source extension. Anyone can inspect its source code. Furthermore Any extension can be monitored in Firefox using black box approach: https://malwaretips.com/threads/mozi...80/post-847874
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Old 25th February 2020
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Where did I say I don't trust it?
I've got a pop-up in firefox, saying:
uBlock Origin has been updated. (...)
It requires your permission to:
-Access IP address and hostname information
This forum has people with advanced knowledge on this matter, so I'm just asking if this can be trusted.
Don't know what FUD is.
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Old 25th February 2020
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FUD is an acronym: Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.
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Old 16th March 2020
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uBlock Origin can already access everything in all your web pages; if you're hesitant to trust the project then this is the least of your worries.
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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