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Windows 7: Mozilla disables password-stealing Firefox add-on

16 Jul 2010   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Mozilla disables password-stealing Firefox add-on

I wasn't quite sure if this went under "Browsers" or "Security", since it fits into both categories, I'll post a warning here too.

Mozilla has disabled and added to a block list a Firefox add-on that stole log-in information when users visited Web sites, the company says.

The software, called Mozilla Sniffer, had been downloaded about 1,800 times in the approximately five weeks it was available on addons.mozilla.org, Mozilla reported in a blog post on Tuesday.

The blocklist will prompt the add-on to be uninstalled for computers running the program. Users who installed it should change their passwords.

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Mozilla disables password-stealing Firefox add-on | Security - CNET News


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16 Jul 2010   #2
windowsapple

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

oh no!
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17 Jul 2010   #3
windows7theme

Windows 7
 
 

Will need to check before installing a addon from next time onwards. A big issue for sure and Mozilla needs to check so that nobody else makes such an addon. Password stealing is a really serious issue.
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17 Jul 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Isnt the clue in the name? What did "Mozilla Sniffer" claim to do?
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