Ha ha. The Firefox zero-day flaw is a hoax

Ha ha. The Firefox zero-day flaw is a hoax

Over the weekend, Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi told a crowd at the Toorcon security conference in San Diego they had found and exploited a flaw in the way Firefox handles JavaScript. Now they say they made it up, that the code presented does not, as they insisted over the weekend, compromise a vulnerable PC. Security experts are not laughing, however. For more on their story, see Joris Evers' report on News.com.

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