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Microsoft not exactly covering itself in glory...

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by zebulebu, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    Remember when Redmond sneaked a little update in to Windows which silently installed an add-on to Firefox users earlier this year? Well, surprise surprise, there is a serious code-execution vulnerability in the add-on which renders users of Firefox (a huge percentage of whom migrated AWAY from Internet Explorer just to get away from vulnerabilities like this) susceptible to drive-by Malware installation.

    Read this post from Computerworld for details

    This is proof that MS' initial decision to install the update without giving users the opportunity to uninstall it (quickly backtracked on in a further update) was absolutely reprehensible - and is just the sort of dirty trick that the slavering anti-MS hordes will, quite rightly, hold up as proof that MS is either absolutely clueless when it comes to security, or deliberately goes out of it's way to antagonise.
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    I'm starting to think Microsoft is its own worst enemy . . . . . Liked the term "browse-and-get-owned" in that article tho :biggrin Thanks
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV

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