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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RE[2]: Opt-in
by moondevil on Sat 17th Oct 2009 09:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Opt-in"
moondevil
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This exactly one reason why regardless of your OS, you might be easily owned.

Sure it is harder to get Virus and other type of malaware deployed in MacOS X, Linux and other systems. But if your browser gets owned, you might just say goodbye to your data. Remeber the browser has full rights to access all files with your user rights.

Just because you stay away of Windows, don't think that you are safe.

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