This afternoon I received an e-mail from Secunia PSI advising me of a security update for Firefox 3.6--a Highly critical unpatched vulnerability had been discovered http://secunia.com/advisories/38608/ After checking that link and scanning my box, sure enough FF 3.6 was listed as Insecure & unpatched. I decided to search the web for any other news about this and whether Mozilla confirmed this claim, etc. I Googled: "firefox + vulnerability" and proceeded to scan the results, of which there were many reporting various "reported 0-days" for 3.6, but vulnerabilities & patches for at least 2 other versions. When I got to the result for the following link is when the "fun" started:
The startling & unexpected result shook me so badly and made me close the window so quickly that I failed to get a screenshot or write exactly what it said but I'm pretty sure it was this, and in bright vivid loud colors:
You've FAILED at being a FAILURE!!!
I Fart in your General Direction.
I IMMEDIATELY closed this window with Task Manager, disconnected my modem took the screenshot , booted into safe-mode, emptied everything with CCleaner, scanned with SUPERAntiSpyware, which came up clean. rebooted (still disconnected from the web) & ran full scan with MalwareBytes & a bootscan with Avast5 AFTER uninstalling Firefox.
No malware present thank goodness.
After reconnecting to the web I tried to find some way to report this suspicious result... Google pretty much said "don't bother us, contact the webserver or webmaster." I don't know who that is or how to obtain that info. I looked for any agencies to report this to.. US CERT's website said that this "didn't fit their criteria" and sent me on my merry way.
A search of this site left me scratching my head as to which forum to post this to, with not even a hint of who or where I should go to file a report.
Anybody have any ideas/suggestions? At this point I'm ready to just drop the whole thing, unless I discover some malware problem in the next day or 2.
If it matters any:
Dell 2200 Notebook
XP SP3 Home
Edited by Union_Thug, 18 February 2010 - 11:05 PM.