Today's Hard|Forum Post
  • 64GB RAM in 4.2L machine
  • ROCCAT Tyon - Macro Software Doesn't Allow Yo...
  • Laptops, PC components, 3DS, DSLR, misc elect...
  • FS: 15" MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) - Mint...
  • Motorola straight up lied about Moto E suppor...
  • Looking for a good AP.
Follow Us on Twitter
  • Gaming [H]eadlines: Dead Space 3 Screenshots ...
  • Taiwan Wants Apple To Blur Satellite Images O...
  • AMD to Host 2012 Data Center Efficiency Summi...
  • Rosewill Capstone 750W Power Supply: Legit Re...
  • Judge Denies Megaupload's Motion to Dismiss: ...
  • Facebook Cracks Down On Fan Pages For Crimina...

Sunday May 31, 2009

.NET Extension Silently Added to Firefox via Service Pack

Washington Post blogger Brian Krebs recently uncovered a "feature" that comes with the .NET service pack from Microsoft. Installing that service pack silently installs an add-on in Firefox called "Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.0" and then conveniently disables the "Uninstall" button. You can get more details on it after the jump.

Annoyances.org, which lists various aspects of Windows that are, well, annoying, says "this update adds to Firefox one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities present in all versions of Internet Explorer: the ability for Web sites to easily and quietly install software on your PC."

Comments