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IE, Firefox, and the Add-on Security Problem

Nov 24, 2008, 21:43 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

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"Microsoft is almost certainly right to pin some blame on add-on functionality to the browser as a security vulnerability. But given that add-ons are a fact of life now, what is Microsoft doing to protect its IE users against malware attacks?

"Plenty, and in perhaps in the most important place: the update service. Both IE and Firefox include automatic update services, but researchers for the Honeypot Project discovered that Firefox's mechanism may actually be more effective:"

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