[Announcement] Recent and upcoming changes to the Nano projects · Issue #362 · NanoAdblocker/NanoCore
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I’m not completely updated on the events but as I understand the original add-on changed ownership and was sold to a unknown group of Turkish developers against whom the claim of injecting malware is. The Chrome and Edge version is affected but not the Firefox one because the same add-on is maintained by another person for Firefox: https://github.com/LiCybora/NanoDefenderFirefox/blob/master/README.MD and is changing name to distance itself from upstream https://github.com/LiCybora/NanoDefenderFirefox/issues/188. The person making the analysis on the linked thread gorhill is the developer of the popular add-ons uBlock Origin, uMatrix etc.

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How was nano defender different from ublock origin anyway? (Before this malware injection.)

It’s listed here : https://github.com/NanoAdblocker/NanoCore#notable-changes Mainly small tweaks directly based on uBlock origin, and direct support to Nano Defender, which is, a module for uBlock origin (And forks of it) to bypass some anti-adblock counter-measures.

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Yeah it is intrusive. If anyone wants these are the relevant user.js for Firefox:

user_pref("extensions.update.enabled", false);
user_pref("extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault", false);
user_pref("extensions.systemAddon.update.enabled", false); 

Meant to reply to @ iszomer

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