A new vector for hackers - Firefox add-ons

Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 4:28 PM EST

Makers of some of the most popular extensions, or "add-ons," for Mozilla's Firefox Web browser may have inadvertently introduced security holes that criminals could use to steal sensitive data from millions of users.

By design, each Firefox extension is hard-coded with a unique Internet address that will contact the creator's update server each time Firefox starts. This feature lets the Firefox browser determine whether a new version of the add-on is available.

At Security Fix.

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