Guest LilBambi Posted April 23, 2012 Share Posted April 23, 2012 (edited) Firefox skirts Windows security feature to make silent updates happen - Computerworld Mozilla will ship Firefox 12 tomorrow with a key component of its years-long silent update project. Firefox 12, which got the green light from Mozilla last week, is slated to release on Tuesday, April 24. Among the changes to Firefox 12, the most noticeable to Windows users will be the disappearance of the UAC, or "user account control," prompt on Vista and Windows 7 during updates. I love Firefox and would love to see it be able to keep their users updated with the least amount of fuss, however, I am not sure this is a wise move at all. I am not at all sure Microsoft should allow this because of the potential for malware purveyors to do the same. Or am I missing something? Are there any other programs that can auto update without being trapped by UAC first? YES! Google Chrome has been doing it since it started. OK, must be OK if it's worked out well for Google Chrome all this time. Edited April 23, 2012 by LilBambi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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