Mozilla browsers to become plagued by spyware

Posted on Saturday, Feb 12 2005 @ 19:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
As Firefox is getting more popular it will cause a rising amount of spyware and other malicious programs to appear, aimed at attacking Mozilla's browsers.

A security firm last week discovered the first piece of spyware that specifically takes aim at Mozilla browsers.
Experts believe that Mozilla-based browsers such as Firefox have become a greater target for spyware as their market share has rapidly increased over the last six months--from 2.4 percent in May to 7.4 percent in November, according to Web traffic measurement company OneStat.com. Firefox has said that it is aiming for 10 percent of Web surfers by the end of 2005.
Read more at TechRepublic


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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