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elgato



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 12250
Location: Texas

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:08 pm    Post subject: Firefox trojan forces Internet browser to save user password  

A Firefox Trojan has been found to force the Internet browser to save user passwords and then use those passwords to create a new user account on the infected computer.

Most security researchers recommend that users tell Firefox not to remember their passwords, since saved ones are so easily extracted by malware.

The Trojan-PWS-Nslog malware discovered by security company Webroot, however, gets around user preferences altogether by actually deactivating the Firefox code that asks if it should save those passwords when the user logs into a secure site.

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things4u



Joined: 21 Jan 2007
Posts: 1701

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefox trojan forces Internet browser to save user pass  

I am wondering if it is the same with explorer as they at times prompt do you want explorer to remember this pass word, I never save my pass words to any of these, I still know how to use a pen and paper!!!
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Vintage Girl



Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 167
Location: Seymour, MO

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject:  

Not good.
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