'Rickroll' protection hits Firefox in add-on form
Getting "Rickrolled" may no longer be in vogue, but it still happens. Now you can defend yourself with a simple browser extension.
Are you the victim of frequent Rickrolls? The time-honored, and now passe trend of being tricked into thinking you were seeing one video and ending up seeing a rendition of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" instead?
Well then we have some good news for you: there's a new Firefox add-on called RickRemoval that solves this problem entirely. Install it, and it will do a quick check on the page, as it's loading, to spot Astley's video and keep it from playing. It's also nice enough to put up a little message alerting you to the fact, and offering to load it anyway.
The add-on works off blacklists of well-known Rickroll video pages and video links, along with scouring any site that's not on that list to look for words or phrases that look suspicious.
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