Mozilla yanks password stealing Firefox add-on.

Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 by gareon in Add-ons, Firefox

” …Mozilla on Tuesday warned users that a password-stealing add-on slipped into Firefox’s extension gallery more than a month ago had been downloaded nearly 2,000 times before it was detected.

The malicious “Mozilla Sniffer” add-on was yanked from Mozilla’s servers Monday, and added to the Firefox “blocklist,” a last-resort defense that uninstalls potentially-dangerous browser extensions from users’ machines.

Mozilla also notified users of a critical security vulnerability in another add-on, the popular “CoolPreviews,” which currently sits at No. 21 on the Firefox most-downloaded list, saying it had temporarily yanked that plug-in, too.

The Mozilla Sniffer add-on was submitted to the Firefox Add-ons site June 6, Mozilla announced in a blog post yesterday…. “

July 14, 2010
Source:  – Computerworld
More  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179167/Mozilla_yanks_password_stealing_Firefox_add_on?taxonomyId=85

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