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Mozilla has reacted quickly to patch a zero-day vulnerability in its Firefox browser software. The security flaw was used to run a drive-by-download attack so that Firefox fans visiting the website for the Nobel Peace prize were exposed to malware on Tuesday. Code planted on the site redirected surfers to a hacker-controlled …

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  1. Mystic Megabyte

    Double your money?

    "It is currently unclear why obviously a script-kiddie-like malware abuses such a valuable zeroday vulnerability; usually cyber criminals abuse them for profitable malware,"

    I think I know why :)

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/12-year-old-finds-critical-firefox-flaw-earns-3000-bounty/7524

  2. Dan 55 Silver badge
    WTF?

    Telenor is a Norwegian telecoms company, surely?

    And don't call me Shirley.

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  4. Bucky 2
    Pint

    Not all that quickly

    My Firefox 4.0 Beta 6 still doesn't suggest there are any updates for it.

    Just saying.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re : Firefox 4 beta is immune from the vulnerability,

      From the article

      "Firefox 4 beta is immune from the vulnerability"

    2. Ken Hagan Gold badge

      Re: Not all that quickly.

      "Posted Friday 29th October 2010 00:59 GMT"

      Go to bed. In the morning, re-read the bit of the article where it says FF4 isn't affected.

  5. Tony Paulazzo
    Pint

    This is a Title

    >My Firefox 4.0 Beta 6 still doesn't suggest there are any updates for it.

    Just saying.<

    read the article again

    Sent from my iPad - so screw capitals and full stops and human rights.

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