Friday, July 03, 2009

Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

We could call it business as usual for Microsoft or simply another irresponsible move of Microsoft to dominate the browser market. According to various sources, and confirmed by 1SSA, Microsoft has pushed a .Net update that automatically installs an add-on in Firefox that allows for silent(!) installation of code from the web. Some people made a choice to use Firefox because the people creating it prevented this feature. Now Microsoft just installs it without any consent from the user.

Read more here:

Here are instructions on how to de-install it (for sure):

1SSA - Security consulting, training and products: