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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Sabotaging Firefox With Sneaky Add-Ons 4

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Slashdot (1164927) writes "The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, unleashed in February, forces an undisclosed Firefox extension on Windows users, which not only injects a serious security vulnerability into Firefox (also present in Internet Explorer), but it disables the uninstall button, meaning the only way to get rid of it, is to edit the Windows registry.

**you may wish to remove this extension with all due haste**

http://startupearth.com/2009/05/31/microsoft-sabotaging-firefox-with-sneaky-net-updates/"
Security

+ - Gumblar Virus Mutation Makes Google-Search Toxic->

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An anonymous reader writes "A massive number of popular websites are being infected with a virus which uses vulnerabilities in Adobe's PDF Reader and Flash Player to inject malware into otherwise trusted links, which infect visitors silently, and re-direct Google searches to malware sites.

http://startupearth.com/2009/05/27/gumblar-virus-mutation-makes-google-search-toxic/"

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The Matrix

+ - Secretive Spy Camera Network Will Track Movements ->

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An anonymous reader writes "http://startupearth.com/2009/05/22/secretive-spy-camera-network-will-track-movements-of-every-uk-vehicle/ A new system of 'intelligent' cameras will be unveiled in the next few months that will automatically identify vehicle registration plates of ordinary citizens, and store information such as their movements and whereabouts for 2 months, just in case a crime is committed"
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