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Mozilla websites privileges
Why does Mozilla need to acess all files? Can we disable this 'feature'?
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I don't think Mozilla sites have special techniques to access all files on your computer. That might have been a typo.
Here are some examples of elevated privileges that Mozilla pages have, and which add-ons therefore are blocked from manipulating:
(1) Support site
This site gives the option to extract configuration data from your Firefox including your add-ons and selected preferences. Normal websites are not allowed to access this data. Beyond using it to identify/fingerprint you, I don't know if there are other risks.
(2) Add-ons site
The Add-ons site can extract your extensions list and allowing enabling disabled ones or removing enabled ones (you'll notice this when the button changes on the page for an installed add-on). Normal websites are not allowed to access this data or make such changes. I don't know what else the site allows.
(Probably the Firefox Account site would be very risky to expose to add-ons, but I haven't looked into what it does.)
Why does Mozilla need to access all files? Can we disable this 'feature'?
Examples of what you're talking about would help your case.
Only remove the domains you wish to remove.
Modified by Terry