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Windows 7: Infected Firefox add-ons slipped through Security.


05 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

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Infected Firefox add-ons slipped through Security.

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Mozilla confirms infected Firefox add-ons slipped through security.

Malware hidden in two extensions to the Firefox browser threatens Windows users.

Mozilla late Thursday confirmed that it had failed to detect malware in a pair of Firefox add-ons, which may have infected up to 4,600 users.
The add-ons have been removed from Firefox's official add-on download site.

According to an entry on the Mozilla Add-ons blog, Sothink Web Video Downloader 4.0 and all versions of Master Filer were infected with Trojan horses designed to hijack Windows PCs. Both add-ons were in the "experimental" area of Firefox's add-on download site, where newer extensions remain until they undergo a public review process. To install experimental add-ons, Firefox users must view and accept an additional warning.
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Mozilla confirms infected Firefox add-ons slipped through security | Security Central - InfoWorld

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