Mozilla duped by hacker's 'humorous' presentation

Wednesday, 4 October 2006, 12:40 AM EST

One of the hackers who demonstrated exploit code for a vulnerability in the way the Firefox browser handles Javascript at a hacker conference in San Diego admitted Tuesday that the presentation was meant to be a joke, the chief of security for Mozilla has said.

Mozilla security researchers spent most of Sunday and Monday scrambling to determine if exploit code revealed during a presentation by hackers Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi at Toorcon over the weekend could allow someone to execute malicious code through a memory corruption attack on Firefox.

At InfoWorld.

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