Friday, December 5, 2008

A new type of malware is specially attacking Firefox

Firefox users; be aware of this new type of malware that's targeting only Firefox users, as reported by PC World.

The malware is called "Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A," it collects passwords for banking sites such as Barclays, Wachovia, Bank of America, and PayPal along with two dozen or so Italian and Spanish banks. When it recognizes a Web site, it will collect logins and passwords, forwarding that information to a server in Russia.

Viorel Canja, the head of BitDefender lab said the malware sits on Firefox's add-ons folder after users dubbed into downloading it, it will then registers itself in Firefox's system files as "Greasemonkey," a well-known collection of scripts that add extra functionality to Web pages rendered by Firefox.

BitDefender has updated its products to detect it, and other vendors will likely follow suit quickly, Canja said. Firefox users are advised to avoid downloading such malware by only accepting signed & verified softwares.

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