08 May 2008

Firefox Plugin has adware code

Bit of an uproar about a Firefox Plugin.

Apparently there might have been a bit of adware code in the Vietnamese Language pack. The handy work of malicious software, apparently.

Extract from Yahoo News:

The malware in the language pack is from the Xorer Trojan, according to discussion on Mozilla's Bugzilla developer Web site, which indicates that Mozilla developers first discovered the issue on Tuesday.

"I think it (happened) just because the author's local network was infected with the virus, so it modified HTML files," wrote developer Hai-Nam Nguyen. "The infected code just display(s) annoying banner but it can't propagate."

Could happen to anybody. I hope they don't point fingers at open source stuff after this.

I still think the Fox is one of the best browsers around.