Spyware scene sets its sights on Firefox users


The Internet Storm Center has reported a mass email currently spreading throughout Australia in particular. The email is designed to lure recipients to a web page that exploits loopholes in browsers. What is interesting about it is that the masked JavaScript code on the web page contains a browser switch which slips Mozilla/Firefox users a loophole exploit tailored to older versions of the browsers.

What this then does in detail cannot be gathered from the advisory; experience indicates, however, that such pages frequently install spy- and/or adware without the user's consent heise online - Spyware scene sets its sights on Firefox users

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 18th June 2006 1:53AM