Firefox Add-ons. Where do you get yours from?
by MarkFlax - 9/3/09 2:53 AM
It used to be accepted that Internet Explorer was the least secure of the browsers we use, mainly, it seems, because IE is the most popular browser, (or is that simply, the 'most used'). Hackers, malware writers, and other script kiddies targeted IE in their efforts to reach the majority of users.
That may not be the case now. As Firefox and other browsers continue to eat in to IE's market share, those malware writers may be shifting their attention to other browsers.
Security researchers have intercepted a fake Flash Player update creating a Firefox add-on that spies on a target users Google search results..
The moral of this story is? BEWARE. Where is that Firefox Add-on you have installed, or are thinking of installing, from?
My own advice, do not trust any Firefox Add-ons other than those available from the official Firefox site at;