NewsForge: Experts Predict Firefox Spyware Will Show Up This Year
Feb 07, 2005, 22:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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" One of the main reasons for the Firefox browser's successful
seizure of market share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer is the
desire to escape the inundation of PC-slowing spyware. However,
spyware experts indicate that with its increased popularity,
Firefox itself will become a target for spyware creators, who are
already poking at the open source browser alternative.
"Webroot Vice President of Threat Research Richard Stiennon said
he expects there will be spyware for Firefox this year, adding that
while the browser was designed to be immune from the spyware
infecting IE, Firefox will face a new breed of spyware tailored
specifically for it..."