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Mozilla + StopBadware.org = WIN

More good news from The Berkman Center:

StopBadware.org, the university-based consumer protection initiative developed to combat badware, announced today that Mozilla, creator of popular free and open source software such as Firefox, will become its newest sponsor. Mozilla joins Google, PayPal, Lenovo, VeriSign, AOL and Trend Micro in supporting the initiative led by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

“Firefox was developed through the collective knowledge of a community,” said Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of StopBadware.org and author of The Future of the Internet ‚Äì And How to Stop It. “We look forward to applying lessons of Mozilla’s open development process to our own efforts in fighting badware.”

Those efforts include research into how badware spreads online, an active community of users helping each other to keep their websites and computers protected, public alerts about new badware applications, and a clearinghouse of dangerous websites reported by StopBadware.org’s partners.