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    • wanman
    • By wanman 5th Jul 18, 11:39 AM
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    Fix to forum change may be stealing your browser history
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    • 5th Jul 18, 11:39 AM
    Fix to forum change may be stealing your browser history 5th Jul 18 at 11:39 AM
    To those who added the 'Stylish' extension to their Chrome and Firefox browsers to fix the columnwidth issue when the forum was updated in April (https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=74151687&postcount=8), there is a report that this extension sends your web browser history data back to a server on the internet. See https://robertheaton.com/2018/07/02/stylish-browser-extension-steals-your-internet-history/ for more details.

    That link also suggests an alternative extension 'Stylus' which is based on an earlier version of Stylish before the spyware was added
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 5th Jul 18, 12:10 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 12:10 PM
    Using this fix in Firefox. Quite simple to do and has the same effect without anyone spying.
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=74161428&postcount=279
    Last edited by molerat; 05-07-2018 at 12:26 PM.
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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 5th Jul 18, 2:18 PM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 2:18 PM
    Thank you for that update wanman.

    Can you please post this on the thread itself too, to send an update out to anyone that's subscribed to that thread?
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 05-07-2018 at 2:40 PM.
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    • Reaper
    • By Reaper 6th Jul 18, 3:00 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 3:00 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 3:00 PM
    I have just switched to Stylus. It's really easy.

    1) Uninstall Stylish
    2) Install Stylus (link for Chrome or Firefox)
    3) Apply the same file as before
    Last edited by Reaper; 06-07-2018 at 3:05 PM.
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