Opened 6 years ago

Closed 7 months ago

#11803 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Tor Browser Bundle suggests installing flash

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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I have been using the Tor Browser Bundle for some time now, and have noticed something that could use a change. When visiting a website with flash content, the browser actually suggests that the user installs the flash plugin. For example, youtube. Next to the url, a little bit to the left, appears a small icon indicating that there is a plugin to install. Someone who is not very computer/privacy savvy might fall into the trap. The Tor Browser should prevent the suggestion of installing plugins.

I hope you can improve it to prevent anyone from installing plugins from a website that merely suggests it. Flash is not the only "bad plugin" that a website might suggest.

Child Tickets

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by gk

Component: - Select a componentTorBrowserButton
Owner: set to mikeperry

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: TorBrowserButtonTor Browser
Keywords: tbb-torbutton added
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by bugzilla

Keywords: tbb-torbutton removed
Severity: Normal

comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by gk

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed
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