Articles in “Firefox”

Beware the Security Metric

Security metrics are very difficult to do well, and easy to do poorly. For example, take a look at the recent Secunia “2008 Report” ( It tries to break down … Read more

The Importance of Good Metrics

There has been some interest in the last few days about a recent report from a company called Bit9 about application vulnerabilities. While we’re always happy to see stories that … Read more

Malicious Firefox Plugin

Issue A malicious piece of software masquerading as a legitimate and popular Firefox plugin is spreading.  Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A collects a user’s passwords from banking and other sites and forwards them to … Read more

Low Risk Denial of Service in Firefox

Issue A null pointer dereference in the content layout component of Firefox allows an attacker to crash the browser when a user navigates to a malicious page. Impact If a … Read more

Mozilla Security Metrics Project

Mozilla has been working with security researcher and analyst Rich Mogull for a few months now on a project to develop a metrics model to measure the relative security of … Read more

New Security Issue Under Investigation

TippingPoint ZDI notified Mozilla of a vulnerability in Firefox that impacts versions 2.x and 3.0.  This issue is currently under investigation.  To protect our users, the details of the issue … Read more