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Mozilla Sunsets Firefox Send; Firefox Notes To Follow

by Abeerah Hashim
Mozilla sunsets Firefox Send

Earlier this year, Mozilla’s file-sharing product Firefox Send made it to the news due to its exploitation for malware distribution. Following this report, Mozilla suspended Firefox Send temporarily to curb its abuse. However, it now turns out that the tech giant won’t be continuing with anymore. Also, another product Firefox Notes will soon reach its end as Mozilla sunsets Firefox Send.

Mozilla Sunsets Firefox Send

In a recent blog post, Mozilla has announced putting an end to its encrypted file sharing platform Firefox Send. The decision came as an attempt to stop the criminal hackers who abused this platform for spreading malware.

As stated in their post,

Unfortunately, some abusive users were beginning to use Send to ship malware and conduct spear phishing attacks. This summer we took Firefox Send offline to address this challenge.

In July, ZDNet revealed the matter of exploitation of this platform. As the report surfaced online, Mozilla pulled off the service to investigate the matter.

And now, Mozilla sunsets Firefox Send whilst deleting all files from its servers, as stated in a support article.

Firefox Notes To End Soon

Alongside Firefox Send, Mozilla has also announced the discontinuation of Firefox Notes – an encrypted data syncing service. They will decommission the service that served Firefox and Android users, from November 1, 2020.

As explained in the post,

In early November, we will decommission the Android Notes app and syncing service. The Firefox Notes desktop browser extension will remain available for existing installs and we will include an option to export all notes, however, it will no longer be maintained by Mozilla and will no longer be installable.

Users can visit Mozilla’s status page for the service to learn how to export their notes. The notes will remain available until the specified date. Hence, Mozilla urges all users to export their notes until that time.

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