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Re: [tor-talk] Invaded by disconnect.me



On 06/05/2015 10:03 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
> On 6/1/2015 4:31 AM, Mirimir wrote:
>> Looking in Tor browser 4.5.1, I see that the disconnect search add-on
>> is not installed. And so there's presumably far less of an issue. I
>> should have checked before replying. But official clarification would
>> still be good. 
> The "addon" may not be installed in Tor Browser, but Disconnect search
> engine plugin (search engine manager) is installed.
> 
> IIRC, it was set as the default search in TB 4.5.1.
> 
> It just has a "D" by the search provider in the drop list.
> Someone left the name off (all other search plugins show a name, not
> single letters).

Well, it's called a "searchplugin", but it's actually nothing more than
a redirect to https://search.disconnect.me/. Here is
</home/user/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/browser/searchplugins/disconnect.xml>:

| <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
| <OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/";>
| 	<ShortName>Search</ShortName>
| 	<LongName>Disconnect Private Search</LongName>
| 	<Description>Private searches using disconnect.me</Description>
| 	<Url type="text/html" method="POST"
template="https://search.disconnect.me/searchTerms/search?ses=Google&amp;location_option=US";>
| 		<Param name="query" value="{searchTerms}"/>
| 	</Url>
| 	<Image height="16" width="16"
type="image/icon">data:image/x-icon;base64, [SNIP]</Image>
| </OpenSearchDescription>
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