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 Thom_Holwerda on Sat 17th Oct 2009 06:55 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Just switch to Chrome ;) .

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RE: Uh
by Erunno on Sat 17th Oct 2009 08:19 in reply to "Uh"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

Sure, I'll give you a list of my essential Firefox extensions and build-in Firefox features which actually improve my work flow significantly or make the Internet simply a nicer place. If Chrome can do all of this things as well I'll consider switching. Oh, but I forgot: You're the ascetic who believes browsers should only be an address bar and a content view because a browser in no way can help the user to have a better experience other than staying of the way.

Chrome is nice for the users who only care about speed speed the same way a leaky hut in the wood is sufficient for people who don't need all those unnecessary features of modern civilization.

I know that your comment was tongue-in-cheek, Tom, but please try not to fall into the same pattern like the ardent Linux users do every time Windows is mentioned.

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RE: Uh
by Kroc on Sat 17th Oct 2009 10:20 in reply to "Uh"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

This is a _plugin_, not an extension. It's like Flash. Microsoft could silently install this into Chrome just as easily, and Chrome has less UI to deal with plugins. Disabling them in Firefox is easy, and Mozilla even have a blacklist.

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