Friday, December 4, 2009

Firefox and Malware

Firefox and Malware:When Browsers Attack

The focus of this paper lies with Mozilla Firefox extensions and not with plug-ins or themes; although similar security concerns apply to plug-ins and themes. Third party plug-ins; like the PDF reader, have been shown to be susceptible to vulnerabilities as well.3 All tests were conducted with Firefox 3.0.10,if not noted differently.
There are also other Mozilla software packages besides Firefox, like Thunderbird, that can make use of extensions in similar ways, but this is outside the scope of this paper.

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