SpreadFirefox was hacked

Posted on Saturday, Jul 16 2005 @ 04:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hackers exploited a vulnerability on Mozilla's SpreadFirefox website and send out an e-mail to all registered users that a July 10 security breach could potentially have enabled attackers to get access to a massive amount of private user data.
Preliminary analysis indicates that the exploit was limited to SpreadFirefox exclusively, meaning that other Mozilla Foundation web sites were not attacked or compromised. The vulnerability, which was exploited by "unknown remote attackers," could potentially have enabled the forces of computing darkness to obtain the username and password of every registered SpreadFirefox user, as well as any other optional information that users may have provided, including: real name, web site URL, e-mail address, IM screename, and home address.
Read more at Ars Technica


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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