Mozilla demands firm halt spyware masquerading as Firefox

By Rick
May 1, 2013
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  1. Gamma International, a British security firm with ostensibly few scruples, has been accused of developing surveillance software which intentionally masquerades as Firefox. The program's unauthorized similarities to Mozilla's well-known browser prompted the organization to issue a cease-and-desist notice in an...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 694   +210

    This company should be shut down immediately and its leadership fined and/or imprisoned. By the laws of any western nation their guilty of cybercrime.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,656   +507

    I stick by the old proverbial and controversial saying: They should be taken to a clear field, stood face to the wall, and shot right in the forehead.
  4. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 629   +122

    If it's a clear field, how does one face the wall?
    hammer2085 likes this.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,656   +507

    It's a joke of controversy, same goes if you put someone face to the wall, you can't shoot him in the forehead ;)
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 629   +122

    I was going to mention that as well, but then I realised that you can, if you've got a big enough bullet.
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,656   +507

    Or, if you got big enough imagination, anything is possible then ;) It's like removing tonsils through anus - another russian joke ;)
  8. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 629   +122

    Fix'd

    Also, I fear we may be going slightly off topic here.
    VitalyT likes this.
  9. It's a CIA front. Sure, they may shut down, but next month they will be back as Chrome.exe !
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,656   +507

    Antivirus manufacturers should pick up on this and pattern in for detection as malware. They may have already, hard to know. I used Avast for 2 years, and just changed it to BitDefender, none ever reported such fake browsers.
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,921   +724

    Yeah... or stabbed with a shotgun.
     
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,921   +724

    Why doesn't Mozilla sue them for all they're worth? They should take a leaf from Apple's book.


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