|Firefox blocks rogue add-ons apps
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The browser Firefox is having some major work to tweak the code base (this is what drives the browser) to help block rogue add-ons from loading in the browser’s application components directory.
Consumers will certainly be pleased to hear this news as this change will boost browser security. Another upside is that this will most certainly block developers and software vendors from silently installing Firefox add-ons without explicit user permission. Browser add-ons also have a dramatic effect on performance, in some cases crashing the browser or even worse corrupting it.
TIP: Have more than one browser i.e. Google Chrome or Internet Explorer for example in the event of a browser crash.
The change (see bug report here) will be introduced in Firefox 3.6 to block third-party applications from adding their code directly to the “components” directory, where much of Firefox’s own code is stored. For more information we suggest you visit Mozilla’s security blog
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