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Re: Rid Yourself Of Adobe: Firefox 19.0 Gets JS PDF Viewer
said by FF4m3 :And why won't these open source PDF readers become targets of hackers? If they gain large numbers of users(like they will when included in Firefox) they will also become targets.
Mozilla's Firefox web browser now includes a built-in PDF viewer - allowing users to bin plugins from Adobe and other developers.
I will be perfectly happy if the budget cuts specified in the Budget Control Act go into effect. 3 cheers for the sequester. Take the money from the drunken federal spenders.
You can atleast head into about:config and look up 'pdfjs.disabled' and switch it to True.
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In general, when security faults are found in open source software they are fixed quite quickly.
On the other hand, open source software tends to be made to a better coding standard then proprietary, since nobody is answering to some boss that wants everything done as fast as possible to save money in the short run.