(classic) Does "removeSMILKeySniffer" feature still exist?

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(classic) Does "removeSMILKeySniffer" feature still exist?

Post by barbaz » Mon May 27, 2019 1:29 am

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al_9x wrote:
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:07 am
noscript.removeSMILKeySniffer - Protection against scriptless keylogging using SMIL animation elements that are triggered by keystrokes.
Doing a grep through NoScript 5.1.9rc1, the ONLY instance of "removeSMILKeySniffer" is the pref listing in defaults/preferences/noscript.js. Does this feature still exist in NoScript Classic? If not, could the pref please be removed to avoid confusion and possible false sense of security?
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Re: (classic) Does "removeSMILKeySniffer" feature still exist?

Post by Giorgio Maone » Mon May 27, 2019 9:33 am

The feature was removed as soon as the underling bug was fixed in Firefox (so no false sense of security).
But yes, it should go away if I ever release another classic.
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Re: (classic) Does "removeSMILKeySniffer" feature still exist?

Post by barbaz » Mon May 27, 2019 2:48 pm

Thanks Giorgio. I will try to find which NoScript version it was removed in and update the sticky.
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