Tag Archives | firefox-security

shadow – Firefox Heap Exploitation Tool (jemalloc)

shadow is a new, extended (and renamed version) of a Firefox heap exploitation tool, which is quite a swiss army knife for Firefox/jemalloc heap exploitation. If you want to dive in really deep to this tool, and the technicalities behind it check this out – OR’LYEH? The Shadow over Firefox [PDF] Support shadow has been […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hacking Tools, Secure Coding

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 […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Security Software, Web Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Malware, Web Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hacking News

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 […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Security Software

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