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:
“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.”