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Yet Another Zero-Day Attack On Firefox!

Firefox under zero-day attack

Firefox is inching towards its next Beta release and here comes another blow there plan. Firefox users are under attack again!

Zero-Day: A zero-day (or zero-hour or day zeroattack or threat is a computer threat that tries to exploit computer application vulnerabilities that are unknown to others or undisclosed to the software developer.

If you guys remember, on February 18, 2010 Firefox had faced some allegations due to same zero-day attack. The vulnerability was determined to be critical and resulted in remote code execution by an attacker. That time the vulnerability was in version 3.6 of Firefox.

Soon after they found this critical threat, Firefox released Firefox 3.6.2 and fixed the issue.

nobelprize

Zero-day attack on Firefox is back again. According to researchers at Norman ASA, Firefox users who surfed to the nobleprize.org site were silently infected with Belmoo, a Windows Trojan that gives the attacker complete control of the machine.

The issue was successful found on Firefox versions 3.5 and 3.6, according to Norman. And they continue saying, once the site got clicked, it connects to two Internet addresses

  1. l-3com.dyndns-work.com
  2. l-3com.dyndns.tv

both which point to a server in Taiwan. Mozilla’s security response team is investigating the issue and hope they will fix this issue soon.

Tech Note: We will update only we get some update from Firefox team!.

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    Usi
    October 27, 2010 Reply

    hmm bad people are always making troubles for other, but thanks that I am saved till now.

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      Vinay Gowda
      November 11, 2010 Reply

      Lucky :) Hope we wont get into all this :|

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    Sathish @ TechieMani
    October 28, 2010 Reply

    Well, this is seriously bad. Why do people always trouble other like this. Is there no way to create a bulletproof security for the popular softwares?

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      Vinay Gowda
      November 11, 2010 Reply

      This clearly tells anyone can get into trouble anytime bro. You are popular or not, it can happen to you :( Very bad!

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    TechChunks
    October 28, 2010 Reply

    Thats scary! It hasn't been long since Firefox (and Chrome) declared that they patched some critical security holes...

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      Vinay Gowda
      November 11, 2010 Reply

      How much they fix these hackers will find other way for all this bro :( They are really brilliant guys!

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    Bishwajeet
    October 31, 2010 Reply

    Thats why we should always surf safely .

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      Vinay Gowda
      November 11, 2010 Reply

      Bro even top sites like Facebook are getting into all this issues. :( Then where is safety??

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    Dan Brock
    October 31, 2010 Reply

    Well, that is really bad. I seriously don't know why people do things like this. We have to really be vigilant about this. Thanks for posting. :) Deadbeat Super Affiliate

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      Vinay Gowda
      November 11, 2010 Reply

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Dan :)

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    sclcomputer
    November 5, 2010 Reply

    Well.....Nice post

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      Vinay Gowda
      November 11, 2010 Reply

      Thanks :)

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    vicky
    November 7, 2010 Reply

    wow that was scary. even firefox could be hacked???

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      Vinay Gowda
      November 11, 2010 Reply

      Yeah Vicky! Anyone can be hacked anytime bro :(

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