component directory lockdown

Access Closed to Component Directory in Firefox 3.6

Mozilla will add a new lockdown feature to
Firefox 3.6 that will prevent developers from sneaking add-ons into the
program, the company said. The new feature, which Mozilla dubbed “component directory
lockdown,” will bar access to Firefox’s “components” directory, where
most of the browser’s own code is stored. The company has billed the
move as a way to boost the stability of its browser. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

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