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Mozilla CEO says Apple's Safari auto-update 'wrong'

News.com is reporting:

"What's different in what Apple is doing is that it is adding a product to the auto-update list that users never requested. That means they could very easily install software unintentionally, he argued:

Apple has made it incredibly easy--the default, even--for users to install ride along software that they didn't ask for, and maybe didn't want. This is wrong, and borders on malware distribution practices.

It's wrong because it undermines the trust that we're all trying to build with users. Because it means that an update isn't just an update, but is maybe something more. Because it ultimately undermines the safety of users on the Web by eroding that relationship. It's a bad practice and should stop."

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BrianC62343408d ago

I've been noticing this update popping up on my computer. I don't think I ever installed Safari for Windows on my computer. This is as bad as Microsoft including IE7 in the security updates section of their updates.

TheExodus3407d ago

Maybe I'm wrong, but when's the last time malware provided you with a detailed description of what it was & waited patiently while you decided whether or not to install it?

PS360WII3407d ago

wow umm guess what you can easily uncheck the box and you don't have to instal the program!