Mozilla is gearing up to tackle shady add-ons on Firefox

Mozilla has announced that it will no longer accept Firefox extensions that contain obfuscated code as part of their updated Add-on policy that goes into effect on June 10, 2019. “We will continue to allow minified, concatenated, or otherwise machine-generated code as long as the source code is included. If your extension is using obfuscated code, it is essential to submit a new version by June 10th that removes it to avoid having it rejected or blocked,” wrote Caitlin Neiman, Add-ons Community Manager at Mozilla, in a blog post announcing the move. In software development parlance, obfuscation refers to the…

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