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Comment Indicative of more serious problem? (Score 5, Interesting) 408

This highlights a security problem: if addons can affect/patch each other, how can you ensure the integrity of the browser?

Example: a malicious addon is released, and it takes some time before the malicious behaviour is discovered, and people delete the addon. But has it injected malicious code into other addons on the system? Now you have to remove all addons to be sure.

Is this outlandish or possible? Has Mozilla implemented any security against such an attack?


Submission + - Windows 7 XP Mode review->

The Register writes: "If one thing exited people more than the disclosure of the Windows 7 Release Candidate's availability, it was the news of Windows 7 XP Mode. The Reg's Tim Anderson gave Windows XP Mode a mixed report in his review of the Windows 7/Virtual PC combo. Overall, the level of integration is excellent and Windows XP Mode showed strong potential. However, responsiveness of applications was sluggish and the seamless integration between Windows 7 and XP proved confusing. Read more here."
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Submission + - NoScript adds subscriptions to Adblock Plus 2

hahiss writes: Apparently, NoScript has taken to adding its own whitelist updates to Adblock Plus — so that the ads on the NoScript page show up — without notifying users. (It is described on the NoScript addon page, however.) This was a part of the last update to NoScript. Wladimir Palant, the main developer of Adblock Plus, describes the situation in this informative blog post.

Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.