Tag Archive | "firefox-security"


07 February 2012 | 9,866 views

At Last – Adobe Launches Sandboxed Flash Player For Firefox

Finally a proactive measure from Adobe to try and remedy the horrible security flaws they have introduced to Firefox with their Flash Player. There have been some massive hacks recently due to Flash – – Hackers Exploiting Latest Adobe Flash Bug On Large Scale – Adobe Patches Latest Flash Zero Day Vulnerability – Adobe Promises [...]

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27 October 2010 | 12,623 views

Hackers Exploit Unpatched Firefox 0day Using Nobel Peace Prize Website

It’s been a while since Firefox has been in the news, but this is a fairly high profile case involving the Nobel Peace Prize website. It seems there is a race condition vulnerability in the latest versions of Firefox (including 3.6.11) that allows remote exploitation. In this case it was used via an iFrame on [...]

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19 October 2009 | 44,289 views

Firefox Blocks Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant Add-on

This is an interesting development, I noticed the pop-up on my Firefox yesterday. The reason however wasn’t security it was ‘instability’. It’s a fair move by Mozilla though as the add-on can cause security vulnerabilities in Firefox outside of their control. They can’t fix the software, so the best thing they can do to ensure [...]

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21 July 2009 | 8,223 views

Mozilla Denies Firefox 3.5 Bug Is Exploitable

Ah a bug in our beloved Firefox, after the latest 3.5 update (which sees some definite improvements). The last one I recall was the Clickjacking Vulnerability, which also effected Chrome. It seems like it’s not too serious of an issue and will only cause crashing, there’s no room for remote exploitation or code execution. So [...]

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15 February 2008 | 117,022 views

Password Hasher Firefox Extension

Well seen as though we were talking about breaking passwords, here’s a tool for Firefox to help you manage your more secure passwords. Better security without bursting your brain Password Hasher is a Firefox security extension for generating site-specific strong passwords from one (or a few) master key(s). What good security practice demands: Strong passwords [...]

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04 February 2008 | 8,207 views

FireCAT 1.3 Released – Firefox Catalog of Auditing Extensions

FireCAT is a Firefox Framework Map collection of the most useful security oriented extensions. Version 1.3 was pending the ExploitMe tools availability to the public. Changes for version 1.3 Category Information Gathering (Googling and Spidering) GSI Google Site indexer (GSI Creates Site Maps based on Google queries. Useful for both Penetration Testing and Search Engine [...]

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31 October 2007 | 6,349 views

FireCAT 1.2 Released – Firefox Catalog of Auditing Extensions

As mentioned in the previous FireCAT 1.1 post, FireCAT 1.2 was released last month. If you aren’t aware, FireCAT is a Firefox Framework Map collection of the most useful security oriented extensions. Changes for FireCAT 1.2 Renamed subcategory “Social Engineering” to “Data mining” Bibirmer updated location (thanks to Zagrodzki Krzysztof from Telekomunikacja Polska) Enhanced History [...]

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29 August 2007 | 10,268 views

FireCAT 1.1 Released – Turn Firefox into a Security Platform

FireCAT is a Firefox Framework Map collection of the most useful security oriented extensions. It can be used to turn your favorite browser (Firefox) into a powerful security framework. FireCAT comes from “Firefox Catalog of Auditing Toolbox” Changes for FireCAT 1.1 + Category Network Utililies – Added ffsniff to subcat “Sniffers” – Added CrossFTP to [...]

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08 August 2007 | 5,551 views

XSS Warning – A Security Extension/Add-on for Firefox

XSS Warning is a extension/add-on for Firefox that filters malicious values to prevent Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks by malicious URLs (assuming you have Javascript enabled). XSS Warning 0.1.8 beta protect from: URL attack Redirect attack Link code injection Compatible with Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0 You can install and read more about XSS Warning here: [...]

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27 December 2006 | 3,021 views

Firefox Patches 8 Security Vulnerabilities with 2.0.0.1

Grab the new Firefox now, 2.0.0.1! 8 Security Vulnerabilities have been fixed in this last release of the year 2006. I’m glad to see Firefox upholding their quick turnaround and rapid fixing of issues that spring up during development and improvement of their product. Mozilla has released the first update for the Firefox 2.0 browser [...]

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