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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Not possible on current OS architecture
by contextfree on Sun 18th Oct 2009 11:26 UTC in reply to "Opt-in"
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If the user is running a program, as far as your computer and OS (Windows, Unix, OS X) is concerned, that program IS the user. There's no distinction between what the user can do and what programs running as the user can do, therefore it's not possible for Mozilla to prevent programs running as the user from doing whatever they like "without the user's consent".

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