Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Oct 2006 19:45 UTC, submitted by rx182
Mozilla & Gecko clones The open-source Firefox Web browser is critically flawed in the way it handles JavaScript, two hackers said Saturday afternoon. An attacker could commandeer a computer running the browser simply by crafting a Web page that contains some malicious JavaScript code, Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi said in a presentation at the ToorCon hacker conference here. The flaw affects Firefox on Windows, Apple Computer's Mac OS X, and Linux, they said.
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Culture clash
by n1xt3r on Sun 1st Oct 2006 21:40 UTC
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Other than the arrogant manner in which these black hats chose to present the exploits. What exactly were they trying to achieve? The problem they chose to highlight seems to be more of a problem with javascript itself. While some browsers may implement javascript better than others, they're still just implemenations of a poorly designed scripting language. I suspect they could've chose from thousands of javascript exploits for any number of web browsers. So, why just Firefox? Does it really have to come down to a clash of cultures?

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