News, of the release of OpenSnitch - the GNU/ Linux port of Object Development's much beloved LittleSnitch - a native macOS Application Firewall is the big news around our locale today. As of the date of this post, OpenSnitch is in Alpha release state, with the caveat: 'Warning: This is still alpha quality software, don't rely on it (yet) for your computer security.' Additional information is available via the OpenSnitch GitHub Readme. H/T
Martin Brinkmann, writing at GHacks, targets the proliferation of spam extensions flooding the Mozilla Foundation's Firefox AMO Web Extension Store. Further proof of deep administrative incompetence at Mozilla Foundation, or something else? You be the judge.
"The site is abused by spammers currently who flood it with extension listings designed to get users to click on links in the description. The method that these spammers use is simple: they have copied the Chrome extension Hide My IP and use it as the extension that they upload." - via Martin Brinkmann, writing at GHacks