FILEfox

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THIS ADD-ON AS IT IS WITH ITS CURRENT FEATURES IS CURRENTLY OBSOLETED BY HTML5 FILE API

FILEfox is a local file access proxy for JavaScript-based web applications running on Firefox. It gives these applications a civilized way to request manual user permission to load specific local files for local analysis, in a fashion similar to the HTML form file upload, but the data does not have to be uploaded to the web server. This eliminates the age-old requirement that the user data resides on remote server(s), enabling better privacy, and further opening the door to desktop computing via web applications.

FILEfox remains dormant until a web application requests permission to load a file. The request is relayed to the user, who can approve or deny. FILEfox notifies the user when the request is coming through 3-rd party JavaScript. Permission can be granted to load only one file at a time, and each file is loaded only at the time the permission is granted.

For more information on how to utilize the FILEfox extension in your web application, see the support website.

WARNING: MALICIOUS WEB APPLICATIONS MAY UPLOAD ANY DATA AVAILABLE TO MALICIOUS SERVERS.

USE THIS EXTENSION ONLY WITH THE WEBSITES YOU TRUST.

USE THE 3-RD PARTY SCRIPT DETECTION FEATURE TO EXAMINE THE FILE REQUEST ORIGINATION SERVERS.

DO NOT USE THIS EXTENSION TO OPEN FILES FOR PHISHING WEBSITES.

DO NOT USE THIS EXTENSION TO OPEN FILES FOR WEBSITES THAT ALLOW ARBITRARY 3-RD PARTY JAVASCRIPT APPLICATIONS (SUCH AS FACEBOOK), AS MALICIOUS JAVASCRIPT APPLICATIONS CAN STEAL DATA FROM OR ATTEMPT TO POSE AS LEGITIMATE JAVASCRIPT APPLICATIONS RUNNING ON THE SAME PAGE.

DO NOT USE THIS EXTENSION TO OPEN FILES CONTAINING DATA SUCH AS AUTHENTICATION, OPERATING SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION.

** RECOMMENDED FOR EXPERIENCED USERS ONLY **

Download files:

filefox-0.2.3.xpi


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