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."