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Mozilla Retracts Add-On Malware Accusation

Feb 12, 2010, 20:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Sometimes you get it right, and sometimes, well, you don't.

"Mozilla last week said it had identified malware in two Firefox add-ons and pulled both from its Add-Ons Mozilla (AMO) Web site. The affected add-ons were identified as the Master Filer extension and Version 4.0 of Sothink Video Downloader

"This week, Mozilla is backtracking a bit with the disclosure that it was wrong about labeling one of those, Version 4.0 of Sothink Video Downloader, as having a Trojan in it.

""We've worked with security experts and add-on developers to determine that the suspected Trojan in Version 4.0 of Sothink Video Downloader was a false positive and the extension does not include malware," Mozilla stated in a blog post."

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