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[Approved] update about keyloggers and spywares

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  1. Ben 4 posts
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    [Needs Review] update about keyloggers

    [Needs Review] update about keyloggers
  2. Michael Verdi 1755 posts
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    AlicyWyman said:

    A Firefox user recently posted a question in this forum, asking if the Firefox Private Browsing feature would protect him from "Keystroke Trackers". His question was answered on June 5, 2011 with the reply, "No. Firefox is not an anti-spyware software."
    I then made another reply in the thread, to tell the user about the purpose of the article discussion forums and for him to ask future questions about Firefox features in the Support Forum, then I deleted the thread.
    Afterwards I got to thinking, maybe we should add something to the warning at the top of the article, that Private Browsing does not protect you from keyloggers or other spyware that may be installed on your computer?

    Ben545 made this revision.

    Six months ago Scoobidiver made this revision which I proposed splitting off into another article and Chris Illias suggested could be part of a general article called (maybe) Staying safe on the web.

    So, It might be best to work out a proposal for a new article that would be linked (probably from the warning at the beginning) from this one. It's not something I can work on right now but like I said back in February, I think this would make a good addition to the KB.

    [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Private+Browsing/discuss/1460 AlicyWyman said]: <blockquote> A Firefox user recently posted a question in this forum, asking if the Firefox Private Browsing feature would protect him from "Keystroke Trackers". His question was answered on June 5, 2011 with the reply, "No. Firefox is not an anti-spyware software." </blockquote> <blockquote> I then made another reply in the thread, to tell the user about the purpose of the article discussion forums and for him to ask future questions about Firefox features in the Support Forum, then I deleted the thread. </blockquote> <blockquote> Afterwards I got to thinking, maybe we should add something to the warning at the top of the article, that Private Browsing does not protect you from keyloggers or other spyware that may be installed on your computer? </blockquote> Ben545 made [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Private%20Browsing/revision/15331 this revision]. Six months ago Scoobidiver made [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Private+Browsing/revision/9017 this revision] which [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forums/knowledge-base-articles/704718#post-7713 I proposed] splitting off into another article and Chris Illias suggested could be part of a general article called (maybe) [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forums/knowledge-base-articles/614056 Staying safe on the web]. So, It might be best to work out a proposal for a new article that would be linked (probably from the warning at the beginning) from this one. It's not something I can work on right now but like I said back in February, I think this would make a good addition to the KB.
  3. AliceWyman 4960 posts
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    I made an edit based on the revision by Ben545 to reword his warning, add reference links, and to make a single warning instead of two, since both are related. Needs review.

    I made an edit based on the revision by Ben545 to reword his warning, add reference links, and to make a single warning instead of two, since both are related. Needs review.
  4. Michael Verdi 1755 posts
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    I approved this. Thanks ya'll.

    I approved this. Thanks ya'll.