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Battleground Firefox: The Extension Wars

Jun 09, 2009, 12:01 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Now this really isn't a knock against Firefox. The extensions system is a dream come true. However, in it's current form it's also a timebomb waiting to happen. All you need is one creative virus maker, or malicious corporation, and boom! Firefox ceases to be the secure juggernaut it is and becomes the prostitute of whomever wants to take it over.

"As Microsoft's .Net extension proves, it's not that hard to use the extensions system to take Firefox and turn it into the same kind of virus magnet that Internet Explorer is, only much worse. Now I'm not saying we need to abandon Firefox, but rather that two key things need to happen."

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