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Add-ons Permission: Access your data for all websites?

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Why do so many add-ons and extensions require this permission? According to Mozilla Support page, this permission allows the extension to read information I enter into website like username and password. How is this not a breach of privacy? I am talking about add-ons and extensions like ad-blocker and many video downloaders.

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hi, all addons that interact with arbitrary websites will require this permission - this enables them to interact with the content of the page (like blocking ads for adblockers or gathering media content for downloader extensions).

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Thanks for the reply.

But Mozilla Support page says they could gather information such as passwords. How can I make sure that they do not?

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Don't use passwords./ Read the Reviews on the page of the Extension and see what others say. Google the person or..... Use a Firewall and a A/V program. Don't use the extension.

Modified by Shadow110

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Hi, sorry, a outage or something left that cut off while I was typing.

Don't use passwords in Firefox if you do not trust, use a Manager. These are the best free ones : https://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/the-best-password-manager-1325845 and if you do not want to use a free one : https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp Read the Reviews on the page of the Extension and see what others say. Google the person or..... Use a Firewall and a A/V program. Don't use the extension.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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What does it mean: "Dont use passwords in Firefox.."?

Are you saying don't let Firefox store my passwords for websites, or are you saying don't open websites that require passwords in Firefox?