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Microsoft Security Essentials Mis-identifes Chrome

Published: 2011-09-30
Last Updated: 2011-09-30 19:19:10 UTC
by Tony Carothers (Version: 1)
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Microsoft's Security Essentials falsely reports Google Chrome as being a password stealing trojan.  Google talks about the problem here, as well as Microsoft commenting on it here.  The trojan that Chrome is being flagged as is the Win32/Zbot password stealing trojan.  The definition number that has presented the issue is version 1.113.631.0, with users reporting that previous versions did not trigger on Chrome. 

More to come.....

 

Tony Carothers

tony dot carothers at gmail

Keywords: Chrome MSE
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Firefox v. 7.0.1 Is Live

Published: 2011-09-30
Last Updated: 2011-09-30 16:56:09 UTC
by Tony Carothers (Version: 1)
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Mozilla released Firefox version 7.0.1 today, for both the desktop and mobile browsers, and followed up shortly with a support article regarding the handling of Add-ons.  A workaround is available and Mozilla is working on an update for Firefox.  One of our readers, Dave, submitted this:

From Mozilla:

We’ve identified an issue in which some users may have one or more of their add-ons hidden after upgrading to the latest Firefox version, affecting both desktop and mobile. These add-ons and their data are still intact and haven’t actually been removed. We paused new updates to Firefox to minimize the potential impact on users and will soon release an update to fix this issue and ensure all your add-ons are visible and usable.”

Tony Carothers

tony dot carothers at gmail

Keywords: firefox
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