#27979 closed defect (invalid)

extensions now update without restart the browser, isn't this dangerous?

Reported by: h1n1 Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

In this new series 8, TB update extensions without restart the browser, isn't this dangerous?

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comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by gk

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Installing third-party extensions in general is dangerous and it should be minimized/avoided as much as possible. The update without browser restart does not change anything assuming there is no code audit between updates. From a usability side however it is a big improvement as one gets the latest extension version that may fix security bugs in extensions without losing all tabs etc.

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