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Spyware Poses as Firefox Extension

Well this is an interesting piece of news for the day. This is one of those things that you thought were bound to happen, but it doesn’t mean you have to be happy about it.

Virus writers have created a spyware package that poses as an extension to the Firefox web browser. FormSpy, which poses as the legitimate NumberedLinks 0.9 extension, is programmed to steal confidential information from compromised machines including passwords, credit card numbers, and ebanking login details. The malware is also capable of sniffing passwords from ICQ, FTP, and email traffic before sending this data to a hacker-controlled website.

[Learn More About Firefox’s Security Threat!]

I Want a Firefox Extension to…

Ever had a chore that you wanted a Firefox extension for? If you do, I have one place you might want to check first to see if it is available. Over at Econsultant.com they have a list of over 200 extensions and the problems that might be related to them. From advertising to blogging, there is almost a Firefox extension to answer any of your issues. Check out the list and see if there are any that you might want to add!

[Check Out the 200+ Extremely Useful Firefox Extensions!]

Firefox Crashes

I know this is the dark side of Firefox that we shouldn’t be speaking of, but it happens. Every so often Firefox crashes and sometimes it does it more than once. Don’t switch browsers just yet. The MozillaZine Knowledge Base has a nice selection of tips and trick to help you troubleshoot your crashing problems.