Firefox Saves Screenshots to Publicly Accessible Cloud Servers
Mozilla’s Firefox browser allows users to take screenshots of entire pages or sections of pages and save them to the cloud, but is making them publicly accessible by default, an ethical hacker has discovered. Introduced in the browser last fall, Firefox Screenshots was meant to make it easy for users to “take, download, collect and share screenshots.” To access it, one would have to click on the Page actions menu in the address bar (or simply right-click on a web page) and select Take a Screenshot. This allows users to save a screenshot of the entire page, of the visible section of the page, or use a selection tool to save only a region they consider important. Next, they can dismiss the action, copy the screenshot, download it, or click a “Save” button that sends the screenshot to the cloud. Screenshots taken with @firefox (right click anywhere) are hosted on a public subdomain by default. Screenshots are sent to the public server only when the user clicks the “Save” button.