BetterPrivacy (Firefox extension) related question

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I was doing some research on Firefox's extension, due to mere interest, and I found this old thread https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?&t=249429

    The link provided there to BetterPrivacy is -http://netticat.ath.cx/extensions.html

    When entering that website, I'm redirect to -http://nc.ddns.us/extensions.html?rdr=EwJCf_C%5D%2BIpRn2T%21xUi.

    This URL automatically tried to download a file called login.flash.

    If I enter -http://netticat.ath.cx/BetterPrivacy/BetterPrivacy.htm then I'm redirected to -http://nc.ddns.us/BetterPrivacy/info.bypassflashblock

    info.bypassflashblock is actually a file that the URL tried to download to my system as well. I'm blocking Flash... so... maybe it detects it's blocked and this is related to it? I wonder what's its purpose. All I can see is some encrypted data in URLVoid URL dump page.

    Due to restrictions in place none of the files were downloaded to my system.

    Has anyone witnessed this behavior before? I don't see any mentions to any kind of test there, which is my doubt. :D
     

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  2. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    I'm experiencing the same thing you are. I've got Flash disabled and have NoScript & Adblock Plus. Sometimes I lose some functionality due to this, but usually I don't care. Everything works normally in IE8 configured with mostly default settings.

    Better Privacy can also be downloaded here:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/

    It comes with a pretty good help file that explains all the options.
     
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