Coming Spyware for Firefox
Via Slashdot, Newsforge is predicting the spyware creators are going to start targetting Firefox.
mozillaZine responds by saying "Hey morons, they’ve already started." That’s a very loose quotation :)
But shouldn’t we all see this coming? Spyware and virus producers are going to focus on is popular. It only makes sense. And now that Firefox is gaining momentum, their reputation is going to start to get tarnished as flaws are detected because more people start looking for them. I’m not bashing the browser. I use it 99% of the time. People are going to have to stop saying "Firefox is the safe browser and IE is the one full of security holes." Now, IE will probably have more. But a more reasonable attitude toward Firefox’s security is a smart idea.
The same will probably hold true for Linux if they ever get around to popularity in the desktop market. But, we’ll have to wait to see if that happens.