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Old 07-15-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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Mozilla yanks password-stealing Firefox add-on - Computerworld
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Thanks for the heads-up! I hardly ever use any add-ons but good to know.
I always wondered how trustworthy those add-ons were, not knowing what type of screening or preview process they went under..
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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Apparently what ever system they have in place could stand a bit of improvement.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Its similar to what is happening with smartphone apps - buried code that can be hard to find within an otherwise normal looking application. Going forward its important to really know what you're downloading and from whom.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Apparently what ever system they have in place could stand a bit of improvement.
From the article:

"Mozilla Sniffer was isolated in the experimental portion of the Add-ons site, where new add-ons are kept until they undergo a public review process. To install experimental add-ons, Firefox users must view and accept an additional warning."
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