"Among the many reasons why Mozilla's Firefox browser has become
popular is the fact that it's relatively easy to build and install
add on extensions for it. That ease of extensibility however has a
potential dark side to it.
"Those same extensions that add power to Firefox, generally
speaking, could arguably represent a security risk as well. It's a
security gap that Mozilla is now plugging with its Alpha 8
development release of its next generation Firefox 3 browser.
"In terms of add-on extension security, Firefox 3 Alpha 8 is
specifically targeting the updating of add-ons to make that process