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Re: Warnings on the download page

Thus spake Mike Perry (mikepery@xxxxxxxxxx):

> Thus spake Roger Dingledine (arma@xxxxxxx):
> > On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 04:12:10PM -0600, H D Moore wrote:
> > > I am in the process of updating the decloak 
> > > demonstration to explain each of the tests and provide source code for 
> > > the components. What may not be obvious (especially from the ZDNet 
> > > article), is that I believe in the Tor project's goals and am not 
> > > developing these types of tests to damage the project. 
> > 
> > Hi HD,
> > 
> > Thanks for joining the discussion, and welcome. We (the Tor developers)
> > have been working mostly on making Tor itself work, and hoping that
> > other people would step up to help us figure out how to safely configure
> > the supporting applications (web browsers, etc). We could sure use some
> > help. :)
> > 
> > The current simplest advice I can give people is to remove all plugins:
> > http://tor.eff.org/download.html.en#Warning
> > Do you have any suggestions on safe ways to back off from that?
> I have a couple more points - the second browser phrase should link to
> http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable because
> otherwise it's not really easy to have a second firefox installed.

Actually, negative on this. Cookies, extensions, and bookmarks are not
transfered over, but existing plugins from other firefox installs are
still detected. We just can't seem to catch a break here.. There
doesn't seem to be any way to disable plugins once you have installed
them... The 'about:plugins' chart does have an "Enabled" column..
maybe burried somewhere is a way to disable them with extensions..

Does anyone know anything about wrting firefox extensions? How do I go
about finding these plugin enabled properties, if they even exist
outside the compiled code?

Mike Perry
Mad Computer Scientist
fscked.org evil labs