Spyware & Adware writers switching over to Mozilla

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by marc@mercund.org, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Guest

    For internet users seeking to avoid exposure to spyware and intrusive
    ads, the prevailing wisdom among net security experts has long been that
    a good first step is to switch from Microsoft's Internet Explorer to an
    alternate browser.

    But now that millions have taken the advice and changed to browsers like
    Mozilla Firefox, more spyware and adware writers are also making the
    switch.

    The entire story at:

    http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,66726,00.html
     
    , Mar 3, 2005
    #1
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  2. Drude Guest

    In article <>,
    says...
    > For internet users seeking to avoid exposure to spyware and intrusive
    > ads, the prevailing wisdom among net security experts has long been that
    > a good first step is to switch from Microsoft's Internet Explorer to an
    > alternate browser.
    >
    > But now that millions have taken the advice and changed to browsers like
    > Mozilla Firefox, more spyware and adware writers are also making the
    > switch.
    >
    > The entire story at:
    >
    > http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,66726,00.html
    >

    Not surprised, it would happen eventually...

    Drude
     
    Drude, Mar 3, 2005
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  3. On 2005-03-03, <> wrote:

    > For internet users seeking to avoid exposure to spyware and intrusive
    > ads, the prevailing wisdom among net security experts has long been that
    > a good first step is to switch from Microsoft's Internet Explorer to an
    > alternate browser.
    >
    > But now that millions have taken the advice and changed to browsers like
    > Mozilla Firefox, more spyware and adware writers are also making the
    > switch.
    >
    > The entire story at:
    >
    > http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,66726,00.html


    They make some legitimate points, but don't mention that extensions such
    as AdBlock, the lack of ActiveX security exploits, and general separation
    of the browser from the operating system make Mozilla/Firefox more secure
    than IE can ever hope to be.

    --

    -John ()
     
    John Thompson, Mar 3, 2005
    #3
  4. Tony Pacc Guest

    try kazaa LITE,NO spyware
    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > For internet users seeking to avoid exposure to spyware and intrusive
    > ads, the prevailing wisdom among net security experts has long been that
    > a good first step is to switch from Microsoft's Internet Explorer to an
    > alternate browser.
    >
    > But now that millions have taken the advice and changed to browsers like
    > Mozilla Firefox, more spyware and adware writers are also making the
    > switch.
    >
    > The entire story at:
    >
    > http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,66726,00.html
     
    Tony Pacc, Mar 3, 2005
    #4
  5. Big Will Guest

    Tony Pacc wrote:
    > try kazaa LITE,NO spyware
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >>For internet users seeking to avoid exposure to spyware and intrusive
    >>ads, the prevailing wisdom among net security experts has long been that
    >>a good first step is to switch from Microsoft's Internet Explorer to an
    >>alternate browser.
    >>
    >>But now that millions have taken the advice and changed to browsers like
    >>Mozilla Firefox, more spyware and adware writers are also making the
    >>switch.
    >>
    >>The entire story at:
    >>
    >>http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,66726,00.html

    >
    >
    >

    umm...wrong thred, I think.
     
    Big Will, Mar 3, 2005
    #5
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