Firefox hack fraudster. Great. Let's talk about his name instead

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New reports claim that the Firefox hack discovery I reported yesterday is not entirely factual.

Mischa Spiegelmock (I’m still not wholly convinced that’s his real name) says that the security vulnerability he had found only crashed the browser and did not execute arbitrary code. Any vulnerability is still a risk, but it’s not as serious as was first reported.

He also says that he has no knowledge of 30 other vulnerabilities; someone else had made that claim and he doesn’t know if it’s true or not.

Apparently it was all meant to be humorous. Well, in that spirit, it’s unfortunate (or maybe ironic) that his assumed surname is Spiegelmock. He certainly seems to have been playing around and mocking Firefox to some degree. They’re still planning to continue investigating the claims to see what effect they may have on end users.

Thanks Mischa.

Andy Merrett

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  • So it was all a lie in the end. Too bad this won’t get reported as much though, people were looking for a way to smear firefox’s pristine reputation.

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