Thanks to morgamic for telling me this, I probably wouldn’t have noticed otherwise — Addons.Mozilla.Org has made an important move towards raising the quality bar. The autogenerated spyware-infested Conduit-based toolbars have been disabled, all 93 of them. Any new submissions will be automatically rejected. Way to go, AMO!
Mike Shaver writes:
Shortly, all Conduit-based toolbars on the Mozilla Add-ons site (addons.mozilla.org) will be disabled, as Mozilla has determined that they are not appropriate for hosting on AMO. Authors of existing add-ons will receive email notifications of the disabling, and future submissions of Conduit will be denied by our reviewers.
Thanks, Mike! That’s 93 security holes less.