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09-May-2013

 

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

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 warns spyware maker: Stop spoofing us!Mozilla has asked a European firm to stop making spyware that pretends to be the popular open-source Firefox web browser, a tech site reported last week.

The Real Mozilla Stands Up to Firefox-Cloaked SpywareMozilla, the creator of the Firefox browser, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Gamma International, a German company that sells spyware to governments and law enforcement agencies. The move was a reaction to the news that a booby-trapped Microsoft Word document -- sent out for upcoming Malaysian elections -- embeds a copy of Gamma's FinSpy spyware that masquerades as a Firefox executable.

Mozilla: government spyware disguising itself as FirefoxMozilla calls on Gamma International to stop using the Firefox name

Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brandMozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brand Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 5:20 am, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 LONDON (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 ...

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