Mozilla Pushes Feds To Disclose Exploit That Cracked Tor Browser

Mozilla has filed a motion in court to compel the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to reveal how it managed to hack the Tor browser. Tor is partly built on the source code behind Mozilla’s Firefox browser, and the company said it is worried whatever bug federal agents exploited to attack the Tor network could also be used by hackers against Firefox.

The brief, which was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, is an amicus curiae in the case of United States of America v. Jay Michaud. According to the brief, Mozilla is acting as a third party not on behalf of either side, but rather with the intention of requiring the government to disclose the vulnerability to Mozilla before disclosing it to the defendant.

From last Fall… FBI Denies Paying 1 Million To Unmask Tor Users