Tag Archive | "hacking-firefox"


07 February 2012 | 9,869 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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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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19 October 2009 | 44,335 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 | 8,224 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 | 7,030 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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15 February 2008 | 117,081 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 | 8,210 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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28 January 2008 | 5,165 views

Data Leakage Bug in Mozilla Firefox Confirmed

It seems a data leakage bug has struck Firefox recently and has been confirmed by Window Snyder the security bod at Mozilla. It’s basically a Chrome directory traversal bug (It seems a lot of the Firefox issues have had to do with chrome?). It’s rated as low risk, but it can give away the existence […]

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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 | 10,269 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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