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Windows 7: Malware writers spoof Firefox plug-in

05 Dec 2008   #1
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 
Malware writers spoof Firefox plug-in

Malware writers spoof Firefox plug-in


A virulent new attack on Mozilla's Firefox browser is setting off alarms in the security world.
Researchers from BitDefender said that the new attack exploits a browser plug-in. The malware reportedly disguises itself as Greasemonkey, a plug-in which allows users to write and execute custom scripts to add or augment web page data.


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Malware writers spoof Firefox plug-in - vnunet.com


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07 Dec 2008   #2
johngalt

 

I saw that coming over a year ago....

It's why I don't allow XPI installations by default - and maintain a very strict and limited #sites that *can* install XPIs.
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07 Dec 2008   #3
Kryptonit3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

damn, good thing i have the genuine GreaseMonkey Installed :-P
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