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01-May-2013

 

Spyware used by governments poses as Firefox, and Mozilla is angryMozilla sends cease and desist letter to maker of FinFisher software.

Mozilla Targets Spyware Masquerading as FirefoxMozilla has issued a cease-and-desist letter against a company that is masking its spyware products to make it look as if it's actually Mozilla's Firefox browser.

Mozilla Takes Aim at Spyware That Masquerades as FirefoxMozilla's lawyers are sending a nasty gram to a U.K. company that writes spyware for government snoops.

Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brandLONDON (AP) ? The maker of one of the Internet's most popular browsers is taking on one of the world's best-known purveyors of surveillance software, accusing a British company of hijacking the Mozilla brand to camouflage its espionage products.

Spyware 'hiding' under Firefox brandThe Mozilla Foundation has accused the makers of Finfisher surveillance software of falsely using the Firefox name

Mozilla moves to stop spyware company from spoofing FirefoxMozilla sent a cease-and-desist letter to a European company that created a piece of spyware masquerading itself as the Firefox browser. The move Tuesday comes after computer security researchers said that they discovered that a well-known spyware program called FinSpy was spoofing Firefox. Mozilla was alerted by the researchers, who are with Citizen Lab, a research project that is part of the ...

Finfisher Spyware Use By Governments Expanding, Masquerades as Firefoxnk497 writes "Mozilla has sent a cease-and-desist order to Gamma International, after it was revealed the controversial creator of spyware for governments was disguising itself as Firefox on PCs. 'We cannot abide a software company using our name to disguise online surveillance tools that can be ? and in several cases actually have been ? used by Gamma's customers to violate citizens' human ...

Mozilla: British spyware company hijacking our brandThe maker of one of the Internet's most popular browsers is taking on one of the world's best-known purveyors of surveillance software, accusing a British company of hijacking the Mozilla brand to camouflage its espionage products.

Mozilla goes after spyware that pretends to be FirefoxFor years, Mozilla has found itself on the list of most trusted Internet companies. That?s why the Foundation is ticked off at UK developer Gamma International, the group behind the FinFisher spyware. Recently, Gamma?

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