Mozilla removes popular Firefox add-ons used by nearly 500 million people

Mozilla’s Firefox browser team has cracked the whip on malicious add-ons, blocking access to them despite their large user base of about 455,000 installations. 

Mozilla hasn’t shared what led them to the offering software, but its developers discovered that the malicious add-ons were misusing the proxy API in the popular web browser, which helps govern how it connects to the internet. 

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