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Windows 7: Spyware found in Firefox add-on IE Tab Plus 1.95 !

18 Oct 2010   #1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 
Spyware found in Firefox add-on IE Tab Plus 1.95 !

hi !

i actually found this story in a thread under "Browsers", but thought it also should be posted here under "Security".

Spyware found in Firefox add-on IE Tab Plus 1.95 !

"Just a heads up for those sys admins who might be using the IE Tab Plus (3.6+) in a corporate enviroment (lan/intranets/webguis etc)
or you just value your security and privacy,
the current update being pushed out for this Firefox Addon is also installing without notice
components that capture all URLs/refferers visited as well as numerous other user statistics and
transmit them back to superfish dot com via a hidden https XSS request (3600000ms)

if you have these files in your profiles extensions subdirectories located in
\yourFFprofiledirectory\extensions\ietab@ip.cn\com ponents

nsSuperfishComponent.js (5.4k)
nsSuperfishProgressListener.js (15.7k)
nsSuperfishStatistics.js (16.5K)
nsSuperfishUtils.js (60.8k)

then you have the spyware installed"

the full story: Spyware found in (Coral) IE Tab Plus (3.6) - 1.95 mozillaZine Forums



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18 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The "feature" is called Windows Shopper and has been removed in newest release. It should not have been added in the first place and I have removed the add-on and will not reinstall it.

mozdev.org - coralietab: installation

Jim
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18 Oct 2010   #3

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
The "feature" is called Windows Shopper and has been removed in newest release.
i know, i read the thread over at mozilla....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
It should not have been added in the first place and I have removed the add-on and will not reinstall it.
yes, i was thinking the same, but the other IE Tabs doesn´t work on FF 4-beta6.
but when IE-Tab2 works on FF 4...
i have 1.94, but i have checked the folder anyway, just in case....
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