Telnet to the browser?

Apparently, with a simple plugin, it’s possible to telnet to your FireFox browser and issue Javascript commands. (Via) Is FireFox becoming the Emacs Operating System of this century?

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This seems like a keen idea – but .. the example shows leaving an open port that anyone can telnet to.

    While great for the application it appears to leave the client wide-open to be exploited. Am I missing something?

  2. Anonymous says:


    The source snippets don’t detail how the port is bound. It could be fairly securely bound just to localhost, like XAMPP does, or it could be bound to INADDR_ANY (that people outside the computer could telnet to).