Since his announcement, security boffins worldwide have been trying to work out what he meant and duplicate his results. However, when the security supremeo at the Mozzarella Foundation, Window Synder caught up with him, Spiegelmock admitted he was just having a laugh.
He said the main purpose of his talk was to be humorous. The nub of the joke was that there was a previously known Firefox vulnerability that could result in a stack overflow ending up in remote code execution.
The code he showed did not do this, he had not manged to get it to do any code execution, nor did he know of anyone who had.
As amusing jokes go, this one scores low. If a hacker had publicly said the same thing about a commercial product, such as Windows, he would have been looking at a slander law suit which would have bankrupted a medium sized western nation.
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