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Mozilla disables login-stealing Firefox add-on


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#1 Broni

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 04:24 PM

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item...on-1038441.html

Mozilla, the non-profit organisation behind the popular open source Firefox web browser, has confirmed that it has disabled an extension called "Mozilla Sniffer" after discovering that the add-on intercepted user login data submitted to any web site and sent it to a remote location.


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Edited by Orange Blossom, 18 July 2010 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:20 PM

Thanks Broni. My brain must be on (I don't get it). I don't really understand what those add-on's were intended to do. I don't understand why Mozilla would have on there site things that they haven't tested completely. Then again why would someone download a untested, unverified as safe in the first place. The fact that Mozilla is very popular and used a lot tells me that there are people out there trying to hack it all the time. One must be careful!!




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