Malware Warning – ShowIP Addon for Firefox

Quick FYI for anyone using the ShowIP Firefox addon

A new version was pushed out yesterday, v2.5, and it injects a request into every page load to a site thats seems to be well known for malware. I highly recommend disabling it or rolling back to v2.4 if you need it.

example request:

GET /coupons/deals? HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0
Accept: application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01
Accept-Language: en-gb,en;q=0.7,en-us;q=0.3
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
DNT: 1
Connection: keep-alive

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