The Truth About a Claimed Firefox Exploit

A colorful duo of young hackers at the Toorcon security conference presented evidence Saturday that suggested a previously undocumented flaw in Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is actively being exploited to compromise machines of users cruising the Web with the browser. This story has been pretty widely reported over the past few days, but a few key facts have been absent from most of the coverage I've seen, and I wanted to try to help set the record straight on this.

The Toorcon talk was given by Mischa Spiegelmock a software engineer for Six Apart's LiveJournal blogging service, and a guy speaking under the pseudonym "Andrew Wbeelsoi." They prefaced their presentation by calling on security researchers everywhere to stop publicizing and fixing software security vulnerabilities. The Truth About a Claimed Firefox Exploit - Security Fix

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 4th October 2006 1:02AM