Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 17th Oct 2009 05:27 UTC
Microsoft Whilst it's not okay in Microsoft's eyes for Google to install a plugin into Internet Explorer, increasing the potential surface area of attack, when Microsoft do it to Firefox, it's a different matter. Now a security hole has been found in a plugin that Microsoft have been silently installing into Firefox.
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by Erunno on Sat 17th Oct 2009 08:27 UTC
Erunno
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Moziila really has to re-think how extensions and plug-ins register with Firefox. In no way should Firefox allow that one of these things can be installed silently without the user's consent. Even a pop-up window when starting the browser would already be to prominent in my opinion. The yellow notification bar should be sufficient to inform the user that a plug-in wishes to installed, so that the user can also quickly discard of the notification ("Install|Don't install|Never bother me again").

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