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Post Posted July 21st, 2013, 3:42 am

It is affecting other browsers, but does anyone know if this affects Firefox Mac? I seem to remember reading something about Firefox not being vulnerable to the kind of Javascript loop by which this exploit works.

In case anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002577.html

http://blog.malwarebytes.org/intelligen ... s-x-users/

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Post Posted July 21st, 2013, 4:00 am

Due to a similar scenario firefox restricts what can be done in unload() and other exit functions. These restrictions will probably help to get out of the loop.
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Post Posted July 21st, 2013, 3:23 pm

trolly wrote:Due to a similar scenario firefox restricts what can be done in unload() and other exit functions. These restrictions will probably help to get out of the loop.

You think you could just quit the page then? Just curious, what steps do you think would be needed to get out of it?

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Post Posted July 22nd, 2013, 2:06 am

If the restrictions trigger you see a check box in the dialogue "Do not show more alerts from this page" (not sure about the exact wording). Check it and the dialogue is not shown anymore.
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Post Posted July 22nd, 2013, 3:32 pm

trolly wrote:If the restrictions trigger you see a check box in the dialogue "Do not show more alerts from this page" (not sure about the exact wording). Check it and the dialogue is not shown anymore.

So checking yes for the "Do not show more alerts from this page...." dialogue (assuming it appears) should get one out of the JS loop? And then the page can simply be closed? That's it?

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Post Posted July 23rd, 2013, 1:35 am

As far as I know, yes.
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Post Posted July 24th, 2013, 4:49 am

Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Thanks

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