Firefox Is Doing So Well It's Now A Malware Target


You've come a long way, baby. Mozilla has arrived in a big way, with the 200 millionth download of the Firefox browser on Monday, less than two years after Firefox made its debut.

It's also seen its first serious malware exploit.

An exploit named Infostealer.Snifula first came to the attention of virus detection labs late last month. It uses an exploit in the Firefox browser in the cross-platform component object models (XPCOMs). XPCOMs are used for developing the extensions that have made Firefox so popular in the first place. Firefox Is Doing So Well It's Now A Malware Target

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 3rd August 2006 1:36AM