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When your browser extensions go rouge…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/21

A while ago I suspected at least one of my Chrome extensions to do funny things.

In the end it appeared that “Live HTTP Headers 1.0.8” went rogue a while ago and has by now been removed from the store as this link is gone: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/iaiioopjkcekapmldfgbebdclcnpgnlo ()

It was part of a much larger set of extensions that went away and isn’t limited to Chrome: other browsers with extension mechanisms suffer from this too. More links about this at the bottom of this post.

Which means that by now you should be really careful which extensions you have installed and enabled.

So, browse through these and ensure you’ve disabled everything you don’t need permanently:

On my system, I removed these:

When you go from Chrome to these URLs through the extensions page, it usually appends an UTM tracker like utm_source to the URL.

So I dug into that as well and found these links explaining them:

References:

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Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Firefox, Google, Internet Explorer, Opera, Power User, Safari, Web Browsers | 2 Comments »

Schlechte Nachrichten für Fritz!box User: http://nic.box/ Euer http://fritz.b…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/18

[WayBack] Schlechte Nachrichten für Fritz!box User: http://nic.box/ Euer http://fritz.box ist nicht mehr das, was es sein sollte. EDIT: Muahahaha … – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Now there is http://nic.box/ for the new [WayBackbox top level domain and AVM does not yet have the pre-registered fritz.box there effectuated (because .box is not in final registration state yet).

Kristian:

Schlechte Nachrichten für Fritz!box User: http://nic.box/ Euer http://fritz.box ist nicht mehr das, was es sein sollte.

EDIT: Muahahaha

kris@h1755802:~> host fritz.box
fritz.box has address 127.0.53.53
fritz.box mail is handled by 10 your-dns-needs-immediate-attention.box.

The joke is in the cryptic “your-dns-needs-immediate-attention” and usage of 127.0.53.53. to indicate a gTLD name collision.

Chrome knows about ICANN though and explains it in a slightly more readable form when browsing to http://fritz.box (:

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Letsencrypt and support for Google Chrome “Requiring Certificate Transparency in 2017”

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/29

This week there was the very important Google Chrome Announcement: Requiring Certificate Transparency in 2017 – Google Groups [Archive.is].

I’m glad that letsencrypt already submits all certificates to Certificate Transparency logs [WayBack] for X1 and X3 but there is more to it as you can read in How Certificate Transparency Works – Certificate Transparency [WayBack].

So there’s a [Google Chrome] Announcement: Requiring Certificate Transparency in 2017 – Feature Requests – Let’s Encrypt Community Support [WayBack and Archive.is].

Hopefully one or both of these issues see some progress soon:

–jeroen

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What every Browser knows about you

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/19

See all the data your browser reveals about you by visting a website.

Source: What every Browser knows about you

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FireFox full version direct download link

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/15

When firewalls, proxies, etc prohibit the boots-trapper that upgrades an existing Firefox or download stub (like “Firefox Setup Stub 38.0.1.exe”) installs a fresh one to function correctly:

https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/38.0.1/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 38.0.1.exe

(replace the version number with the current one; replace spaces with %20 when needed)

–jeroen

 

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