Thanks to FutureLawyer blog, one of my favorites, I’ve been alerted to a nasty Microsoft trick.
If you are like me you use Firefox as your browser. Until recently it was one of the best, if not the best, among several competitors to Windows. The basic issue being security.
Well it appears, that Microsoft has silently added an “add-on” to FF. And yes:
The worst part of this is that the add-on had a security hole, and Microsoft itself recommended removal. Microsoft agreed to assist Mozilla in crafting the disabling of the add-on; which is kind of like a burglar agreeing to help a homeowner clean up the mess he made. One would think that Microsoft has enough problems with security holes in Internet Explorer, without corrupting other browsers too (emphasis added).