[False alert: shame on me] Firefox AdBlock Plus extension: a SPYWARE? Hi all I remark that Firefox makes an automatic and silent access to these web sites each time it's started when the extension AdBlock Plus is enabled... (This access start with the browser before any access to any other web site...) www1.securityfocus.com www2.securityfocus.com www3.securityfocus.com www4.securityfocus.com www5.securityfocus.com www6.securityfocus.com This can be checked with any good firewall log or a packet sniffer... About Security Focus: http://www.securityfocus.com/ from their "About": «SecurityFocus was acquired by Symantec Corporation in the fall of 2002, and Symantec has since incorporated the SecurityFocus commercial products DeepSight Threat Management System and Alert Services into its product line. Part of the purchase agreement was to keep SecurityFocus as an independent Website that is not influenced by Symantec corporate policies or products.» Oh yeah ? Why AdBlock Plus "phone home" each time ? Did we have to put this Ff extension into the category of spywares I asked the question to their Forum and I expect a clear explanation from them... http://adblockplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=827 Did somebody have any information about this? Thank you for your attention and have a nice day.