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It's likely due to this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-does-phishing-and-malware-protection-work?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

I have the following options enabled in Firefox:


I suspect I'm not the only one however, since when I uploaded the first ZIP to VT it had already been scanned 14 minutes earlier, so someone else had the same bright idea of scanning it, and I doubt it was just for funzies.

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No idea, it's probably a weirdness with certain content in the logs and Firefox's blocking I guess.  As I mentioned though, I wasn't the first to upload that ZIP to VT, so I bet someone else saw the same thing that I did.

I'm not too worried about it since it's just a ZIP of mostly text files, but just thought I'd post about it in case it was an issue with the recent IPS update since I hadn't seen it before (nor have I made any changes to Firefox lately, and it occurred before and after installing today's new Firefox release).

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My setting is not default, it is on purpose. I don't need or want some web browser developer deciding for me what is good or not. I can decide on my own if I want it or not.

Firefox updates their back end quite often and that's probably why you're seeing it now.

Again, please go ahead and post to Mozilla as an FP if you want.


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Though I was using Firefox 84.0.2 within macOS Big Sur 11.1 (20C69), I too support & confirm @exile360's observations.  By going to Firefox -> Preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Security and unticking Block dangerous and deceptive content, the browser's warnings are suppressed.

I too believe staff should report this false positive to Mozilla.



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