Mozilla Shuts Down Firefox Send and Firefox Notes
Mozilla is shutting down Firefox Send and Firefox Notes. Firefox Send was a free encrypted file-sharing service, but it was taken offline in July after Mozilla discovered it was being used to deliver malware and conduct spear phishing attacks. Now, the company has decided to decommission the service. Firefox Notes, meanwhile, was an encrypted data-syncing service that Mozilla will also be killing. Both the services were part of the Firefox Test Pilot program.
Firefox Send was launched in March 2019, but had to be taken offline by Mozilla as it became a tool for some to ship malware and conduct phishing attacks. At that time, the company had said that the service would be unavailable only temporarily, as it worked on product improvements. However, Mozilla said in the blog that it weighed the cost of its ‘overall portfolio and strategic focus,' and decided to not relaunch Firefox Send. Since the service is already offline, Mozilla said that no major changes will take place.