Angry Firefox Users Do Not Want Mr Robot Add-Ons

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Dec 22, 2017 02:00 am PST

Users of Mozilla FireFox have voiced their anger after the web browser forcefully installed a Mr. Robot promotional add-on within some of its browsers. 

The add-on, called Looking Glass, was intended to promote the season 3 finale of Mr. Robot that aired on Wednesday, December 13, but instead only attracted a backlash from unhappy users. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below.

Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:

Javvad Malik“Forcefully installing ads, or enabling plugins is a big no-no, and a company like Mozilla should be aware of the implications of its actions.

While advertising is a given in todays day and age, when it comes to the authority or actions of software, ultimately the user should be able to decide.

It is perhaps why amongst users, applications like little snitch are becoming more popular as a way to alert users when applications are performing unusual tasks, or sending data to unknown locations. It is also why enterprises are relying more on threat detection and monitoring controls both within the organisation and in cloud environments.”

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