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 robojerk on Sat 17th Oct 2009 06:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
robojerk
Member since:
2006-01-10

I'll confirm that Mozilla is pushing to disable the extensions. I got the popup just a minute ago to restart for my protection.

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flav2000 Member since:
2006-02-08

I guess that the .NET Framework assistant was added along with the latest .NET 3.5 updates.

I recall myself manually uninstalling all Microsoft add-ons after the last gaffe.

Now they're back at it?

I only noticed that it was installed when I had the restart Firefox dialog pop up with a message that two "unsafe" add-ons related to Microsoft has been disabled.

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by Nehemoth on Sat 17th Oct 2009 22:06 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Nehemoth Member since:
2005-07-07

Yeah, Just received the popup minutes ago.

Awesome by Mozilla

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by looncraz on Sun 18th Oct 2009 04:42 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Yup, me as well. When I saw what add-ons, I didn't waste a single neuron pulse to try and guess why.

My belief is now confirmed.

Hooray for Mozilla blocking the add-ons!!

--The loon

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