Malicious steals confidential information about Firefox bugs




A hacker has managed to break into Mozilla’s system for reporting bugs, Bugzilla. He spoils of confidential information. Mozilla believes that the hacker has used the information for the abuse of a recent poem vulnerability in Firefox.

Mozilla Firefox logo in 2013 Via Bugzilla users to report errors include Firefox developers. Most of the information about which bugs are public but some details are protected. An example is information that jeopardizes the security of Firefox users.

Mozilla reported Friday that someone recently been able to steal confidential data by hacking a Bugzilla account. The organization believes that the person has used the knowledge gained to attack Firefox users through an exploit in the PDF viewer. That problem is the beginning of last month resolved. Nothing is known about any victims.

The Firefox maker says it has taken steps to prevent someone may again break into Bugzilla. Thus all users of the reporting software should change their passwords and use two-step verification. There are also improvements to the software to ensure that safety is further compromised. Mozilla suspects on the basis of current information the attacker no further exploited known vulnerabilities in Firefox.

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