MS installs Firefox extension.....without telling you

MS installs Firefox extension.....without telling you

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:29 pm

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securi ... insta.html

Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

A routine security update for a Microsoft Windows component installed on tens of millions of computers has quietly installed an extra add-on for an untold number of users surfing the Web with Mozilla's Firefox Web browser.
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Re: MS installs Firefox extension.....without telling you

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:09 pm

It's so typical Microsoft. If you want to secure your browser check out the following site for step-by-step instructions.

http://www.us-cert.gov/publications/sec ... eb-browser

For on-line banking or other financial related transactions I boot my computer with the Linux operating system directly from a CD (Knoppix 4). This gives considerable protection because any hardware disk storage is defaulted to read only. This prevents any malware from being stored on your computer. Booting from a CD is certainly not convenient but I'm willing to go through the trouble to gain the extra security. It's still not 100% certain security but it's close.
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Re: MS installs Firefox extension.....without telling you

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:06 pm

I just checked an I have a couple MS DRM plugins installed which I know I didn't install. Any reason I can't dump them?
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