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: Uh
by Kroc on Sat 17th Oct 2009 10:20 UTC in reply to "Uh"
Kroc
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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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