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    Why I hate Microsoft... (rant)

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=4614&tag=nl.e539

    Remember that Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant add-on that Microsoft sneaked into Firefox without explicit permission from end users?

    Well, the code in that add-on has a serious code execution vulnerability that exposes Firefox users to the “browse and you’re owned” attacks that are typically used in drive-by malware downloads.
    Simply ... they do things to you without your permission! That just sux! (Electronic rape if you will )

    What did they do...
    Well if you have Firefox installed you sometime enhance it with add-ons.
    All well and good. That's your (or my) choice!

    But!!!!! M$ decided that Firefox 'needed' a .Net add-on and installed it WITHOUT giving you a choice.

    Then that non-optional piece of crud software has a freakin security hole!!! Arrrrr!!!!
    I blinkin well use Firefox to avoid security issues!!!!!

    Repeat after me ... DON'T TRUST MICROSOFT!!!

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    apparently the M$ add-on is ok (yeah right, like i trust M$ - it's gooone) and Mozilla has blocked the plugin:

    http://arstechnica.com/open-source/n...or-firefox.ars

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    Not a good thing from MS, but.... I don't like the way FF handles the MS push either. Behind the back of the user the bloody thing phones home and quite unexpectedly a window pops up telling me it disabled the MS .net and WPF plugins, no options to opt out. Just as bad IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by campo View Post
    apparently the M$ add-on is ok (yeah right, like i trust M$ - it's gooone) and Mozilla has blocked the plugin:
    Its been unblocked. The real issue is that users get no choice - HOW DARE THEY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jev View Post
    Not a good thing from MS, but.... I don't like the way FF handles the MS push either. Behind the back of the user the bloody thing phones home and quite unexpectedly a window pops up telling me it disabled the MS .net and WPF plugins, no options to opt out. Just as bad IMHO.
    I'd rather FF blocking a M$ security issue of it's own accord, than being asked if I want to blah, blah, doda dito.... to the unwary, if Mozilla ask if you want FF to disable some M$ garbage, the chances are that the typical end user will decline, as they think they need this M$ crap to allow their PC to run properly!

    I hope someone is going to sue M$ over this incident!
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    I got a warning the other night on it getting blocked by firefox (posted on it here ) - very annoying they (MS) installed addons without asking if people wanted them :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analog6 View Post
    Buy a Mac
    Sure ... or run Linux ... but M$ is the lowest common denominator and I'm stuck with it.

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    I run Ubuntu primarily, Slackware and XP for the odd game.

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    I have a Mac

    Happy happy happy happy no microsoft happy happy happy

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    I have been receiving that message and had no idea what is was about. Thanks for the heads up.

    I'm another going through an anti-Microsoft mood at the moment and while my current PC is having RAM "issues" I have been looking at the new iMacs. Dreaming, but hoping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analog6 View Post
    Buy a Mac
    or run opera 10

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    Just have to keep constant vigilance

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