Firefox Disables Microsoft .NET Addon

Firefox Disables Microsoft .NET Addon ZosX writes \”Around 11:45 PM Friday night, I was prompted by Firefox that it had disabled the addons that Microsoft has been including with .NET — specifically, the .NET Framework Assistant and the Windows Presentation Foundation. The popup announcing this said that the \’following addons have been known to cause stability or security issues with Firefox.\’ Thanks, Mozilla team, for hitting the kill switch and hopefully this will get Microsoft to release a patch sooner.\” Here\’s the Mozilla security blog entry announcing the block, which Mozilla implemented via its blocklisting mechanism.

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Silent Install Firefox Plugin Backfires on Microsoft

Silent Install Firefox Plugin Backfires on Microsoft Whilst it\’s not okay in Microsoft\’s eyes for Google to install a plugin into Internet Explorer, increasing the potential surface area of attack, when Microsoft do it to Firefox, it\’s a different matter. Now a security hole has been found in a plugin that Microsoft have been silently installing into Firefox.