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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External installs
by bert64 on Sat 17th Oct 2009 19:44 UTC
bert64
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If it's not installed through Mozilla itself, they can't have any control over other programs that modify it's configuration at the OS level.
They are doing the best they can by blacklisting known vulnerable plugins, but when you have access to the layer below there are always round it.

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