Tag Archive | "firefox"


07 February 2012 | 9,862 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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28 October 2010 | 41,201 views

Firesheep – Social Network Session Stealing/Hijacking Tool

A huge wave has been made by this tool in the mainstream media this week as it makes session stealing/hijacking a click and go procedure. It was released at Toorcon 12 and is simply a Firefox Add-on. Stealing sessions/passwords and so on is something we’ve been able to do for a LONG time using Wireshark [...]

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27 October 2010 | 12,620 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 July 2010 | 7,150 views

Mozilla Increases Security Bug Bounty To $3000

There’s been a number of bounty programs in the past year or so with Mozilla being one of the forerunners with their Mozilla Security Bug Bounty Program. There are others like Google offering rewards for bugs in Chrome, and other specific high profile bounties like when Microsoft Offered $250K Bounty for Conficker Author. Mozilla on [...]

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05 April 2010 | 7,577 views

Mozilla Beats Apple & Microsoft to Pwn2Own Patch For Firefox

Seems like Pwn2Own is getting a reputation for uncovering some pretty nasty browser based vulnerabilities, once again this year Firefox, Safari and IE8 were all broken wide open. The latest development is Mozilla has beaten both Microsoft and Apple to the punch and released Firefox 3.6.3 patching the vulnerability. Again it was a critical vulnerability [...]

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17 November 2009 | 21,844 views

Katana v1 (Kyuzo) – Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite

The Katana: Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite is designed to fulfill many of your computer security needs. The idea behind this tool is to bring together many of the best security distributions and applications to run from one USB Flash Drive. Instead of keeping track of dozens of CDs and DVDs loaded with your favorite security [...]

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19 October 2009 | 44,269 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 | 8,222 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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02 February 2009 | 7,028 views

Chrome and Firefox Face Clickjacking Exploit

Just remember that even though Firefox tends to be more secure than Internet Exploder – it’s not immune from vulnerabilities (although they do tend to get fixed much much faster). The latest one that’s cropped up in both Firefox and Chrome is a clickjacking vulnerability. This is basically where a link is replaced by an [...]

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07 July 2008 | 5,165 views

Which Browser Users Are More Secure?

Some new statistics just came out regarding Browser Security, this is more in terms of which users are most likely to apply patches and be using the most secure version. I would have thought Firefox would have been pretty high since the newer series prompt automatically new patches. My only guess is a lot of [...]

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