Add-ons


Mozilla VP of Engineering Mike Shaver on the Microsoft-created Firefox Add-ons

The Big Story podcast with Ryan Naraine – October 19, 2009 In the debut installment of the ‘Big Story’ podcast, Threatpost editor-in-Chief Ryan Naraine chats with Mozilla VP of Engineering Mike Shaver (right) on his decision to blacklist – then unblock – the controversial Microsoft-created Firefox add-ons.

Microsoft sneaks Firefox add-on without user knowledge

A routine security update for a Microsoft Windows component installed on tens of millions of computers has quietly installed an extra add-on for an untold number of users surfing the Web with Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser, according to a report [washingtonpost.com] by Brian Krebs
The Firefox add-on was silently added to Firefox when users downloaded a service pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework.  Annoyances.org explains why this is a security problem:

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