Mozilla demands firm halt spyware masquerading as Firefox

Rick

TS Evangelist
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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psycros

TS Evangelist
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.
 

VitalyT

Russ-Puss
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.
 

VitalyT

Russ-Puss
I was going to mention that as well, but then I realised that you can, if you've got a big enough bullet.
Or, if you got big enough imagination, anything is possible then ;) It's like removing tonsils through anus - another russian joke ;)
 
G

Guest

It's a CIA front. Sure, they may shut down, but next month they will be back as Chrome.exe !
 

VitalyT

Russ-Puss
It's a CIA front. Sure, they may shut down, but next month they will be back as Chrome.exe !
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.