Damn Microsoft.

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

Damn Microsoft.

Postby Individual » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:37 pm

If anybody uses Firefox, you might want to read this:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... rs_at_risk

...and remove it.

I got a really, really nasty virus while using Firefox a while back, and I suppose this is why?
The best things in life aren't things.

The Diamond Sutra
Individual
 
Posts: 1970
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:19 am

Re: Damn Microsoft.

Postby Rui Sousa » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:59 pm

My Firefox blocked two Microsoft add-ins today.
With Metta
User avatar
Rui Sousa
 
Posts: 366
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:01 pm
Location: Sintra, Portugal

Re: Damn Microsoft.

Postby Potato » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:13 am

Run Linux. :lol:

On a more serious note, it is reprehensible for Microsoft to have done this. Set Firefox to ask you before installing any add-ons or updates. Get antivirus protection if you don't already have it, a firewall, and install both SpyBot S&D and Ad Aware. Among free antivirus software, Comodo makes an excellent antivirus and firewall suite, and AVG is also good.
User avatar
Potato
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:46 am

Re: Damn Microsoft.

Postby Individual » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:51 am

Potato wrote:Run Linux. :lol:

On a more serious note, it is reprehensible for Microsoft to have done this. Set Firefox to ask you before installing any add-ons or updates. Get antivirus protection if you don't already have it, a firewall, and install both SpyBot S&D and Ad Aware. Among free antivirus software, Comodo makes an excellent antivirus and firewall suite, and AVG is also good.

To my knowledge, Microsoft didn't install this plugin the normal way, else there's a notice by default. Instead, they basically circumvented Firefox's security, using Windows Update as a gateway through which to do it.

I think even a lawsuit by Mozilla might be in order, not that Microsoft did it intentionally, but that it was at the very least an act of extreme negligence.
The best things in life aren't things.

The Diamond Sutra
Individual
 
Posts: 1970
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:19 am


Return to Lounge

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Mr Man and 7 guests