Firefox: will soon get a Tor addon


The Firefox web browser could soon get an add-on for Tor, which will greatly improve end-user security using the Tor network.

The ultimate goal is to implement a fully functional TOR program in your browser, and this project takes time. However, members of the Mozilla team and the Tor network seem to be already discussing the challenges.

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Their suggestion is to develop a browser add-on that would trigger Tor's functionality in Firefox. This approach could give both companies the time to develop what they need for this new feature.

The extension will not be installed by default in Firefox, and users will have to download it manually from the Mozilla website to enable Tor's operation.

"It would allow users to see how it could be a final version of integration with Tor. It could also help to measure your interest by counting downloads, etc. ” he says the Tor development team.

"The add-on will require increased permissions compared to a standard WebExtension, to be able to call XPCOM functions, for example. The addon will be signed by Mozilla and will be distributed by Mozilla anyway, so that there are no problems ".

Mozilla developers and Tor Project already discuss various technical details.

The addon will configure the browser to use the tor network as a proxy, and will allow settings that prevent bypass parameters, it will resist fingerprinting, just as it does with the Tor Browser settings.

Right now, the devs believe that the best way to proceed with the project and the add-on is to add a Tor mode button that will launch a special profile in a new window.

We do not know at this time when the first public release will be released.

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