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AMO plagued by (another) wave of malware extensions


  Mozilla will remove the extensions once it notices them. The problem
  here is that this happens after the fact. The spam extensions may
  turn up in user searches and they also turn up when you sort by
  recent updates.

  Mozilla switched from a "review first, publish second" to a "publish
  first, review second" model in 2017. Any extension uploaded to Mozilla
  AMO that passes automated checks is published first….

The recent extension certificate fiasco would be a little easier to
take if the signatures were actually keeping people safer.  I didn't
realize until now that Mozilla had adopted Google's "sign and publish
almost everything" policy.

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