Firefox and spyware
I hate to say I told ya so, but I told ya so.
I think several people who know me will agree that I have been quite vocal about the common misconception that running FF is some sort of cure-all that will protect users from spyware.
I have always believed that FF is a disaster waiting to happen, thanks to the misinformation being distributed by some FF supporters. Too many people are switching to FF at their behest and believe they are SAFE and they won't get INFECTED if they switch (their emphasis), and are now happily surfing with absolutely no idea that unless they change their browsing habits bad things will eventually happen to them.
Read 'n' weep:
Here is an exact quote from one poor chap that I have been helping (anonymous to save said chap from embarrassment):
"..But, [they] told me that I am safe from spyware if I use FF, therefore it [crapware on offer for download] is safe to download 'cause if its spyware it won't work on FF anyway.."
What is the moral of this story? NO BROWSER IS SAFE!!! That's right - NO BROWSER. Not Firefox, not Mozilla, not Deepnet, not Opera - not IE - NO BROWSER. The only true protection is user education. That means, don't just tell 'em to use a different browser - teach 'em how to be safe.