Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#17596 new enhancement

risk/benefit of 'startupCache' suggest eliminating it

Reported by: starlight Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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Description

My natural aversion to any file with a name containing "cache" has cause me to script the removal of 'startupCache.8.little' every time Tor Browser starts. So far I detect no loss of functionality, and the elimination of a potential vector for malware persistence causes me to feel slightly safer. Whatever miniscule improvement in start time that might result from this file pales in comparison to the potential risk it presents.

Perhaps it should be eliminated from standard TBB Firefox?

TBB 5.0.4

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

Embedded WebExtension manifests in startup cache cannot be invalidated https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1372750

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by cypherpunks

Migrate away from IndexedDB for WebExtension startup cache https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1364768

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