Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 00:08 UTC
Microsoft It's late here, but we're having election night, and the two leading parties are currently tied seat-wise, with a 10000-vote difference. Anyway, it gives me some time to cover a major problem: Microsoft is at it again. The company has pushed an update through Windows Update which silently, without user consent, installs two browser extensions - one for Internet Explorer, and one for Firefox.
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I've said for a long time that Adobe's Flash plugin deliver is part of the problem. They also intentionally go outside the browser's plugin distribution method. Flash for Firefox should be in the Firefox plugin repository where it's easy for users to find and updates through the browser's standard method. Adding a seporate update hunt and download when a far cleaner method exists is just one of the reasons I'd drop Adobe in a second given the choice.

(Anyone know when they'll have the latest vulnerability patched and ready for download. It effects Flash, Acrobat and Reader after all.)

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