Internet browser, Mozilla FireFox, has 2,000 or more security holes that can lead to your Windows PC or Mac being infected with malware. Worse, the malware lets hackers take over your PC or Mac. Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire commented below:
Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire comments:
“Extensions are the apps of the browser eco-system. Ensuring that the extensions marketplace is free from malware is key to the viability of the browser eco-system.
Anytime you let third-parties contribute code to your product, you’re increasing the risk that malicious code can be introduced. A system of third-party developed extensions, plugins or apps in a product with a large user base creates a golden opportunity for attackers.
No security professional should be surprised that attackers have taken advantage of browser extensions and plugins for malicious purposes.”
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