firefox extension "greasemonkey" exploit.

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Dave - Dave.net.nz, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24741

    "THE FIREFOX extension, Greasemonkey, which has been championed in
    remote corners of Spoddom is as leaky as a sieve with one hole - a great
    big one - and should be unstalled or disabled immediately.

    A fatal flaw uncovered yesterday by a Mozilla-friendly chap - and who
    knows when by naughty scum-of-the-earth hackers - can only "expose the
    contents of every file on your local hard drive to every site you
    visit", reads a posting on Mozilla's Greasemonkey site.

    To make matters worse it's quite a simple matter to grab all your info,
    data, porn collection or whatever and send it all "anywhere it the world".

    Users of Greasemonkey of any flavour should stop using it. In fact, they
    should unintall, disable, burn, purge or trample on any versions they
    may have anywhere on any machine hooked up to the wibblesome web.

    A fix should be on the way. In the meantime, steer clear, is the advice."


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    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Jul 20, 2005
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