Link Protector

Link Protector

Adds the noopener attribute to links (third-party only) and prevents websites from accessing the opener window.

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What is Link Protector?

Link Protector is a Firefox add-on by Leonardo. This add-on has 18 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 0.1.0, was updated 3 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 18
Rating: 5.00 (2)
Version: 0.1.0 (Last updated: 2020-11-25)
Creation date: 2020-11-25
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
Size: 48.70K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Link Protector addon is designed to potentially improve your online privacy and security. 

For all link elements (hyperlinks) within the page, if the link opens in a new tab and does not have an opener attribute (rel=noopener), this addon adds this attribute to the link to prevent the new window from accessing the opener window (previous tab). Please note that this addon only works if the links have a third-party href, otherwise it won't change the attributes at all. By adding the noopener attribute, it can potentially improve your online security and privacy, as the third-party website does not have access to the opener window (the tab in which the hyperlink is opened), therefore your online data will not be exposed to other websites. The toolbar button serves as an ON, OFF switch to quickly turn the extension ON or OFF. Badge icon text shows the number of hyperlinks that are being changed. This addon does not have separate options or settings page.

If you have a feature request or found a bug to report, please fill the bug report form on the addon's homepage.
Risk impact

Link Protector requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Link Protector if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Link Protector has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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