Mozilla Sniffer - Blocked Firefox Add-on - Security issues

Recently Mozilla team discovered a malicious Add-on and disabled it. Name of the blocked add-on is Mozilla Sniffer. According to their blog 'Mozilla Sniffer' is uploaded to the Add-ons list on June 6th and almost 1800 times downloaded this Add-on. Fortunately Firefox team find out the the malicious behavior of this Pluggin and added to blocked Add-ons list. So all Firefox users will be prompted to uninstall this addon from their browser.

Security issues by Mozilla Sniffer

According to Team Mozilla, this Add-on collects the login data submitted to any website by the user and send it to an unknown location. Exactly the same behavior of a backdoor program set on your computer. S there is a chance that those who have downloaded this addon are in danger.

Recommendation

Mozilla team recommends all Firefox users who installed this Add-on to change their passwords (login passwords) as soon as possible. It is because there is a chance to have access to them by the owner of this malicious pluggin. To read more about this issues click on the link below. It will lead to the respective blog post.

http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2010/07/13/add-on-security-announcement/

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