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IE7 vs Firefox 2 – Security

So out of the two big browsers of the future, which one will handle security issues better?

Microsoft and Mozilla are on a collision course, both racing to complete major updates to their flagship web browsers scheduled for release this fall. Over the past two years, Firefox has zoomed from nowhere to gobble a significant chunk of market share at Internet Explorer’s expense. The biggest selling point for Firefox is its generally better record on security issues; so it’s no accident that Microsoft has paid significant attention to beefing up security features in Internet Explorer 7.

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Spyware Poses as Firefox Extension

Well this is an interesting piece of news for the day. This is one of those things that you thought were bound to happen, but it doesn’t mean you have to be happy about it.

Virus writers have created a spyware package that poses as an extension to the Firefox web browser. FormSpy, which poses as the legitimate NumberedLinks 0.9 extension, is programmed to steal confidential information from compromised machines including passwords, credit card numbers, and ebanking login details. The malware is also capable of sniffing passwords from ICQ, FTP, and email traffic before sending this data to a hacker-controlled website.

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Useful Security Extensions for Firefox

There are a lot of Firefox extensions out there that make your browsing experience a whole heck of a lot safer. Do you know what each one does and how it protects you? Sure you could go find them all yourself and do your homework. That would be the hard way around things. I ran across a great list of seven security related Firefox goodies over at the CERIAS Weblogs you need to check out.

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Mozilla to End Support for Older Firefox Versions

firefoxlogo.jpgWell I guess this is one good reason to upgrade Firefox to the latest and greatest version.

Mozilla is expected to release a bunch of security fixes and other updates to its Firefox Web browser next week, but it won’t be issuing any updates for people still using older versions of Firefox from the 1.0 family (the current and final version is 1.0.8).

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