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Got Firefox & Avast? Probably not for much longer

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 09:21

This is a little concerning

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Wladimir Palant, creator of AdBlock Plus, published an analysis of Avast extensions in late October 2019 on his personal site. He discovered that Avast's extension transmitted data to Avast that provided Avast with browsing history information. The data that the extension submits exceeded what is necessary to function according to Palant.

The extensions include the full address of the page, the page title, referer, and other data in the request. Data is submitted when pages are opened but also when tabs are switched. On search pages, every single link on the page is submitted as well.



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RE: Got Firefox & Avast? Probably not for much longer

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:11

Reason enough to avoid Avast, or at least remove the browser extension.

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RE: Got Firefox & Avast? Probably not for much longer

sj (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:40

Avast is fine really but certainly don't use the extensions.

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