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Re: firefox and 'call home' addons



On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 9:18 PM, g <geleem bellsouth net> wrote:
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> in past 6 or 8 weeks, i read a post about a sneaky addon that would do a
> 'call home' that tracked sign in entries and was intended to capture passwords
> and such for banks and other such logins.
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> in past 3 weeks, i have had a drastic slow down of firefox in this install,
> which i use mostly, but no slow down in other installs.
>
> anyone familiar with this or know where i might find info on such?
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I did a quick google search for : firefox addon hacked

I haven't even looked at any of the links yet but it came up with
quite a bit, it looks like what your referring too. Apparently, from
reading the blurb, they steal passwords for online banking.
I'd appreciate a heads up if you find anything particularly
interesting. I'm going to check them out and see what I can dig up.

-- 
"Any fool can know. The point is to understand."

-Albert Einstein


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