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Adblock Plus filter lists may execute arbitrary code in web pages

Another reason for uBlock Origin users to feel smug :)

and another reason not to use Google


https://armin.dev/blog/2019/04/adblock-plus-code-injection/
Users may also switch to uBlock Origin. It does not support the $rewrite filter option and it is not vu
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Adblock Plus filter lists may execute arbitrary code in web pages

Another reason for uBlock Origin users to feel smug :)

and another reason not to use Google


https://armin.dev/blog/2019/04/adblock-plus-code-injection/
Users may also switch to uBlock Origin. It does not support the $rewrite filter option and it is not vulnerable to the described attack.

A new version of Adblock Plus was released on July 17, 2018. Version 3.2 introduced a new filter option for rewriting requests. A day later AdBlock followed suit and released support for the new filter option. uBlock, being owned by AdBlock, also implemented the feature.

Under certain conditions the $rewrite filter option enables filter list maintainers to inject arbitrary code in web pages.

The affected extensions have more than 100 million active users, and the feature is trivial to exploit in order to attack any sufficiently complex web service, in
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Adblock Plus filter lists may execute arbitrary code in web pages


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19666148
Posted by dessant (karma: 702)
Post stats: Points: 167 - Comments: 68 - 2019-04-15T15:47:08Z

#HackerNews #adblock #arbitrary #code #execute #filter #... show more


 
Publisher Sues #AdBlock Plus For Copyright Infringement https://torrentfreak.com/publisher-sues-adblock-plus-for-copyright-infringement-190411/ #springer can be as aggressive as #elsevier
Publisher Sues AdBlock Plus For Copyright Infringement


 
Extensions in #Firefox 66 https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/02/15/extensions-in-firefox-66/ "using #Adblock Plus as an example, shows the significant performance improvements that extension users could see."
Extensions in Firefox 66


 

Adblock filter rule list modified politically in Finland


Was redirected to here from uBlockOrigin/uAssets#3780 URL(s) where the issue occurs superliitto.fi, sak.fi, akt.fi, selry.fi, akava.fi, oaj.fi, stthl.fi, proliitto.fi, pam.fi, sahkoliitto.fi Descri...
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18298342
Posted by Maakuth (karma: 2938)
Post stats: Points: 118 - Comments: 25 - 2018-10-25T03:16:40Z

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"Do Not Track" Switch Ineffective, According to Gizmodo


According to this Gizmodo post, the "Do Not Track" switch you might have seen in your browser settings is nothing but a placebo. You might have enabled it with the hope that it might be honored, but nobody -- not Google, not Facebook, nobody at all gives a shit about whether you want to be tracked or not.

Sites you visit will track you whether you want them to or not, unless you do the following:

* Block cookies
* Block ads
* Block JavaScript

You should understand, however, that blocking cookies and JavaScript will break much of the commercial Web and render most web apps nonfunctional. You may have to add exceptions for sites you need to use despite their contempt for your right to be left alone.

#web #advertising #tracking #surveillancecapitalism #spyware #javascript #adblock #cookies


 



When you look through the lenses, the screens just go black. Plus, they double as sunglasses that look like the ones from the movie.

IRL Glasses are in beta. This means they are compatible with most TVs (LCD/LED) and some computers (LCD/LED). IRL glasses do not yet block smartphones or digital billboards (OLED).

#theylive #sunglasses #blocker #screens #adblock #animatedgif