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Mozilla Blocks Add-ons from Microsoft Because of Vulnerability
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:19


A war has been raging between different web browsers for a long time now.

Shane McGlaun (Blog) - October 19, 2009 9:29 AM

The two main combatants in the battle are Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Firefox from Mozilla. Microsoft is still in the lead in marketshare with IE, but Firefox is grabbing up a large portion of the market for itself.

Firefox hit the one billion download mark in August and has 32% of the browser market while IE holds about 60% of the market.


Mozilla and Microsoft are working together on a security flaw in some Microsoft add-ons that affects Firefox users. Mozilla reports that it has blocked two Microsoft add-ons installed silently for computers running the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. The add-ons that Mozilla is blocking are the .NET Framework Assistant and Windows Presentation Foundation component because of a vulnerability that the add-ons allow for Firefox. [DailyTech...] [Comments...]

 

 

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