Mozilla Handing Out Jetpacks, Not What You Think

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Denis63

Addons rule! and making it easier to make them makes it even better! it never hurts to have more of a selection of a good thing!!! Firefox, FTW!

      -Denis

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linux_dork

Ummmm...

So Jetpack will let hackers just add whatever they want to your browser, instantly, with no need to restart it?  Sounds great...

 

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Hamerlock

Its funny what happens when someone attempts to attack your favorite browser how defensive you can get. Had Microsoft said they were doing this for IE you all would have agreed with this comment.

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shutout5591

This fool probably uses a text only browser to prevent hackers from "displaying any image they want in the website". Go to amish land and churn butter.

 

Jetpack sounds pretty awesome to me.

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Digital-Storm

So you do not use addons? Seriously you are retarded.

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linux_dork

LOL I guess because my name is "linux_dork" you all think I'm just anti-everything that isn't text mode and linux.  I just use Firefox because it works the best on my computer (which has Linux).  I use a lot of add-ons, only I've made a concious choice to download each and every one of them.  I don't want web pages to try to download them "for" me to "enhance" each websites idea of a "good user experience".

Every trojan horse and virus on your computer has downloaded without your knowledge or permission anyway, through your browser.  It just seems that JetPack will add yet another "easy in" for our computers.

That's all.  It's a valid point.  Down boy, down.

 

 

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metric_inch

Yup becuase hackers can also install add-ons to your browser without you doing anything. DOH.

This is just a  new way of doing add-ons. My guess is a new type of xpi file, (maybe a new extension) will only contain .html, .js and .css files which can be installed and refreshed without requiring a browser restart. They will still need user interaction to get onto the pc in the first place.

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