Mozilla Admits Firefox Add-On Malware Claim a False-Positive

Kara Reeder

According to Computerworld, Mozilla has acknowledged that it falsely accused SourceTec Software Co. of infecting a Firefox add-on with attack code.


As we reported on our Network Security Edge site, Mozilla claimed that Sothink Web Video Downloader 4.0, created by SourceTec, and all versions of Master Filer were infected with Trojan horses. The company now says it was wrong about SoThink:

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.

However, Mozilla reiterated that Master Filer does contain a Trojan.

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