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PCWorld reports that Apple has hired former Mozilla security chief Window Snyder as a Senior Product Manager in its security group.

Apple is the third browser-maker in the past five years that has employed Snyder, who previously had worked as a security strategist at Microsoft where she managed the company's relationships with security consultants and had worked on the Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

Snyder left Mozilla in December 2008 and worked as an independent consultant until joining Apple this week. Snyder is well-known in the security community and considered an expert in threat modeling.

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